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We love learning cursive in our home. I know a lot of schools are phasing out teaching cursive, but it will always be taught in our homeschool! If you are looking for ways to help your kids learn cursive letters, I have a fun new printable for you today: Cursive Letter Matching Puzzles.
Cursive Letter Puzzles
The Cursive Letter Puzzles set has a puzzle for each letter. For each one kids match the cursive letter with the printed letter. Each puzzle piece has both an upper case letter and a lower case letter. In the file there are 4 puzzles per page with two extra blank puzzles.
I made these puzzles on a variety of shapes to give kids a bit of help when matching them. It makes it a bit more interesting when solving them, too. There are 4 different shapes.
I also printed them on different colors of paper. But, my son told me that made it way too easy! 😉 So, maybe just use one or two colors! 🙂
These puzzles are great for those kids who are just beginning to learn the cursive letters. This is a fun way to get them practicing cursive without a worksheet. While they are not writing with these, they are still working on recognizing them.
Why I Teach My Kids Cursive:
There is a bit of a debate these days about teaching cursive. Are you pro teaching cursive or against? I think there are many good reasons to teach it to our kids. Let me tell you a few of them.
- Historical Documents: Census records, historical documents, letters from grandparents, (and more), they are all written in cursive. If we don’t teach this to our kids, they will not be able to read these important things!
- Good for the Brain: Writing in cursive improves neural connections by stimulating both sides of the brain. It activates large portions of the brain responsible for thinking, language, and working memory.
- Improved Fine Motor Skills: Writing in cursive improves hand-eye coordination.
- You Can Write Faster: Since you don’t have to stop and start, or pick up your pencil, you can write much more quickly in cursive than print. This allows us to get more ideas across through writing in a shorter amount of time.
- Signing Documents: Who doesn’t want to have a nice signature?
What do you think about cursive writing?
Want to Download the Cursive Letter Puzzles?
You can find these over in my shop!
Want more of my cursive activities?
Check out my Cursive Alphabet Practice Worksheets
Also see my Cursive Letter Formation Tracing Cards.