On this page, you will find 10 original cursive letter I worksheets that are all free to download or print! Whether you are a teacher or a parent, these printables are a great tool to help kids learn how to write cursive I letters, while still having fun!
For this series, I created a variety of worksheets, including ones with large cursive I letters, cursive I letters with instructional arrows, upper and lowercase cursive I letters, three and four-letter words starting with I, plus many more!
All of these PDF worksheets are on US letter-sized paper, but they also fit perfectly onto A4-sized paper too! For a complete set of all these worksheets, you will find a single file further below. Enjoy!
Due to multiple requests, I have combined all of the above worksheets into a handy single PDF file that will save tons of time for downloading and printing.
With this single file, it also allows teachers to print all these sheets in their entirety and hand them out as a work booklet or homework task.
I do plan on updating this series with more sheets, so if you have any requests or recommendations, please share them in the comments!
7 Ways To Use Cursive I Worksheets
You will want your students to be able to write both the uppercase and lowercase cursive I’s fluently. Here are seven ways to use my cursive I worksheets to help you achieve that goal!
7. Practicing The Motions For Uppercase And Lowercase I
While tracing is the step most teachers and parents would instruct kids to learn first, you can use my cursive I worksheets to first practice making the motions of uppercase and lowercase cursive I’s.
Find some blank guideline space and encourage children to first practice making the curve and dip of the uppercase I.
Then expand on that lesson and have them go into the big loop and down.
Don’t have them worry about anything except the movement of their pencil as they make the shapes – not staying in the lines or trying to make the letter-perfect. This will come later.
Then have them practice the pencil movement for the lowercase cursive I – the lift and dip, over and over again.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase Cursive I
Once the motions of uppercase and lowercase cursive I are well and truly learned by students, you can move on to refining the shape of the letter with tracing.
My worksheets offer ample space for this type of practice, whether it’s just uppercase, just lowercase, or uppercase and lowercase together.
I recommend starting with one, then moving on to the other, and then finally having them practice tracing both uppercase and lowercase together last.
You can also print as many copies of my worksheets as you need to accommodate students!
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase I Independently
After students have completed the tracing exercises and are feeling good about it, have them move on to independently writing uppercase and lowercase cursive letter I’s.
If there’s a regression at this stage, simply have them go back to making the motions or tracing I until they feel ready to write independently.
There is lots of guideline space for writing I on their own, but you may need to print out a few sheets per student.
4. Linking Lowercase I Together
Find blank guideline space and create a dotted-line linking of lowercase cursive I’s – five or six should suffice.
Then make copies of that and have the children practice tracing at first, then writing them independently.
This is good practice for starting to link I to other letters.
3. Tracing I Linked With Other Letters
My cursive I worksheets also come with a page devoted to tracing I linked with letters it’s commonly found close to.
In addition to this page, you could create your own, using blank guideline paper, linking I to every other letter in the alphabet – “ia,” “ib,” “ic.”
You could also create a worksheet that links every other letter of the alphabet to I – so, for example, “ai,” “bi,” “ci,” and so forth.
2. Tracing 3- And 4-Letter Words That Begin With Cursive I’s
My worksheets contain pages with traceable three- and four-letter words for students to practice.
They all feature lowercase I, though, so you could create a complementary worksheet that features those same words, but with uppercase I.
You could also create a worksheet for five and six-letter words that begin with I, or three- and four-letter words that contain I, such as “kid” or “hide.”
1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive I Sentences
Find some blank guideline space and give an alliterative cursive I sentence a go.
Using dotted-line letters, write out a sentence such as “Ian issues an insult to Ina” or “Ivan ignores Isla to go ice skating in Illinois.”
Then make copies of the page and have the students practice tracing the sentence.