Who’s looking to help their kids work on their handwriting skills and include a Nativity theme at the same time? These Nativity free handwriting worksheets are perfect for the job!
Welcome to Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas Activities and Christmas Worksheets! For 12 days in December I will be helping you homeschool through the Christmas season with fun activities and worksheets for your kids.
Colorful Nativity Free Handwriting Worksheets
Today’s Nativity free handwriting worksheets are very similar to Day 1’s cursive sheets. The layout is similar in that it includes:
- alphabet formation pages
- practice phrases
- blank sheets for older kids
- handwriting chart
The only difference really is that this is manuscript and not cursive.
Popular Christmas Books to Borrow or Buy
Below you will find a list of popular Christmas books to read to your kids. You can also have them read it if they are able to. And don’t forget that audiobooks also count!
Please note that affiliate links are used below to help you.
Polar Express 30th anniversary editionHow the Grinch Stole Christmas! (Classic Seuss)The Night Before Christmas Hardcover: The Classic Edition, The New York Times BestsellerThe Berenstain Bears and the Joy of GivingIt’s a Wonderful Life: The Illustrated Holiday ClassicThe Christmas Table: A Novel (Christmas Hope)Sparkle BoxThe Berenstain Bears and the Christmas Angel (Berenstain Bears/Living Lights: A Faith Story)The Berenstain Bears and the Joy of Giving
Handwriting Tips FOR THE Nativity FREE HANDWRITING WORKSHEETS
Below you will find a few tips to help with these Nativity handwriting worksheets (or any handwriting worksheets for that matter).
Tip #1: Struggling Writers
If your kiddo struggles with holding their pencil or marker, be sure to read 5 Tips for Pencil Grasp Development. It gives ideas for how to help the muscles in their hands. Another post to check out is Pencil Grasp: 5 Fine Motor Activities.
Both these posts will equip with you with the dos and donts of helping your kids write -such as only using a pencil grip as a last resort and using broken pieces of crayons.
If you want your kids to work on tracing first then try a few of the fine motor worksheets and activities that are listed at Fine Motor.
Tip 2: Saving Paper and Resources
I am the first to admit that I LOVE paper- the brighter and heavier it is the better. If you would love to save paper, simply print the pages and either:
- laminate the pages
- slip the pages into protective sheets
Doing this allows your kids to reuse the sheets and provides ample practice. Simply hand them a few dry erase markers or dry erase crayons. I have also found that using rubbing alcohol cleans the pages quite nicely.
I have added a list of the paper and dry erase markers that my kids love to use.
Dry Erase Markers, Ohuhu 60 Pack 15 Assorted Colors Low-Odor Dual Tips Dry Erase Window Marker Pens For Writing on White boards, Dry-Erase Boards, Kids & School, Calendar, RefrigeratorCrayola Washable Dry Erase Crayons w/E-Z Erase Cloth, 8/Box (CYO985202)
Tip #3: Include your older kids
Make copies of the blank handwriting sheets so that you can give your older kids sentences or paragraphs to write as well. You can either use a favorite Christmas book and have them write a paragraph or two. Don’t forget that they can also write the Nativity story from the Bible.
Are you ready to download these Nativity handwriting worksheets? The click the download button below!