With a food and nutrition theme in preschool, the activities are endless. Add these free letter tracing worksheets to your writing preschool center for more food and nutrition activities for preschoolers.
Free Letter Tracing Worksheets for Food & Nutrition Theme
Teaching proper food and nutrition skills is important for all children, so let’s start when they are young! Preschool is the perfect time to do formal food habits lessons.
Now, I know what your are thinking…preschoolers are picky! And they are. As they assert their new-found independence and test boundaries, they are also making up their minds about their beliefs — like that bananas are gross. And this is not such a bad thing.
As a preschool parent or teacher, you have a powerful opportunity to teach kids to appreciate good, wholesome foods by using creative children’s activities about healthy eating. Now, that’s where I come in.
Children can have fun while learning about nutrition—whether it’s about the food groups, what is healthy versus a sometimes food, or even learning how food is grown. Think about how many opportunities you have to teach healthy eating habits when you are teaching any one of the following themes:
- Food and Nutrition Theme
- Farm Theme
- Apples and Pumpkins Theme
- Gardening Theme
- Thanksgiving Theme
- Five Senses Theme
If you teach a single theme for an entire month, you have 2/3 of the year covered with the themes above.
Ok, that might be overkill. But my point remains — You have loads of opportunities to do food and nutrition activities to help your preschoolers learns how to eat healthy (and why they should)!
That’s why I’m offering these free fruit and veggie letter tracing worksheets. You can fit them into any of the themes above and have just one more activity for your food and nutrition theme.
I teach a food and nutrition theme every single year, by the way.
Fruit and Veggie Letter Tracing Worksheets
These letter tracing worksheets are great to add to your preschool writing centers. Do you have food and nutrition centers? You should! Just like preschoolers love the ability to choose which foods they eat, they also love being able to choose how they learn about food and nutrition.
But these fruit and veggies letter tracing sheets are a fun and simple addition to your preschool nutrition theme. Be sure to read all the ways you can use them, too, because these are not your average letter tracing worksheets, either!
- free printable fruit and veggie letter tracing worksheets
- crayons, colored pencils, or regular pencils
- real fruits and veggies (optional)
Print the tracing worksheets on regular printer paper. There is a page for each letter of the alphabet. Your preschooler will have fun learning the letters of the alphabet, as well as new foods, with these fruit and veggie letter tracing worksheets.
Set the worksheets out in your preschool writing center with an array of writing utensils. These are some of my favorites I keep available to my preschoolers:
Having a variety of things to write with will also keep preschoolers interested in what can sometimes be a laborious task.
How to Teach Letter Formation
Proper letter formation is really important. It is often a step that is skipped in preschool, but it needs to be included in any preschool writing curriculum because proper letter formation doesn’t come naturally to all children.
Children who do not have proper letter formation or a proper pencil grip will find writing laborious, difficult, and mentally tiresome.
These When I introduce alphabet tracing worksheets, I begin in one of two ways:
- letters in the child’s name
- letters with straight lines
Children naturally gravitate to the letters in their own names, so that’s typically where I begin. But if they already know those letters, then we practice the letters with straight lines. Those are the easiest to learn.
When teaching preschooler how to write letters, it is important for them to understand the way letters of formed. Hence the reason we call it “letter formation”. In the English alphabet, letter and writing is formed from top to bottom and from left to right.
Children should practice proper letter formation because not only does it help with penmanship, but it also keeps writing from feeling laborious.
That’s right! Improper formation is physically taxing on the little hands of our preschoolers.
About These Letter Tracing Worksheets
These letter tracing worksheets will compliment your food and nutrition activities for preschoolers. Covering all 26 letters of the alphabet, each page introduces a fruit or a vegetable to your preschooler, as well as give them ample space to practice letter tracing and writing.
In fact, that’s one of my favorite things about these letter tracing worksheets. They offer both tracing and writing practice. So often, tracing worksheets are limited to just tracing a few large letters. These worksheets allow for your preschooler to practice each letter
Letter Tracing Worksheets with Beginning Sounds
The other thing that makes these letter tracing worksheets so great is that they also help children with letter discrimination. Each fruit or vegetable featured on the page has a group of letter on them and your preschooler can practice finding the corresponding upper and lower case letters.
More Free Letter Formation Printables
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Proper tracing also is also helped by appreciate fine motor skills work! Have your tried my fine motor task boxes? Game changer!
Then, try my beginning sound tracing sound tracing cards for more pre-literacy practice.
Grab Your Fruit & Veggie Tracing Worksheets Here
Think these fruit and veggies tracing worksheets will work nicely in your food and nutrition activities in your writing preschool center? I can tell you…the answer is yes! Grab your free copy here. I’ll send it to your email!
I am Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home mama of five! I am the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught range of levels, including preschool and college, and a little bit of just about everything in between. Right now, my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction