On this page, you will find 10 cursive P worksheets that are all free to download and print! These printables are fantastic for teachers and parents who want to teach children about the importance of cursive letters, and more specifically, with the letter P.
For this series, I created a wide range of different worksheets with different tasks, including lower and uppercase P letters, cursive P lettering with guide arrows, dotted cursive P letters for tracing, easy to write words starting with P, plus many more!
To access these worksheets, click on any of the below images or links to open the PDF on a new page. Once opened, you can then download and print for free as many times as you want!
All these PDF worksheets are on standard US letter size, but they also fit perfectly onto A4 paper sizes! Enjoy!
7 Ways To Use Cursive P Worksheets
When your students are ready to tackle cursive P, consider using my worksheets any of these seven ways to assist their learning.
7. Practicing The Pencil Movements For Uppercase And Lowercase P
While many teachers might start with tracing when it comes to learning a new letter in cursive, I suggest this freehand exercise.
Using blank guideline space on one of my worksheets, encourage children to make the pencil movements for uppercase and especially lowercase P.
For uppercase P, that would look like the little tail, followed by the straight line down. Simply have them practice those motions on paper.
Then add the big loop that forms the front of the P.
For lowercase cursive P’s, it’s a little bit more complicated. Start them by making the little tail and then bringing the pencil down.
Then have them add the bottom loop and then the top loop; then have them finish it off with the forward swoop.
It’s not about perfection of shape or form, so don’t worry about staying within the lines; it’s simply about building the muscle memory for when they do adhere to a certain uniform shape.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase P
Tracing uppercase and lowercase P is a good step before having the children attempt to write the letters on their own.
I have three worksheets devoted to tracing P: one for lowercase, one for uppercase, and one for both.
Hold onto those worksheets after students are done with tracing, though, as they also provide ample space for writing cursive P’s independently.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase P Independently
When it’s finally time for students to strike out on their own and write those uppercase and lowercase P’s independently, they can use my worksheets to practice.
As mentioned, the same worksheets that offer tracing also offer lots of blank guideline space, and you can print out multiple copies of each sheet per student.
4. Linking Lowercase P To Itself
An excellent exercise for familiarizing students with the admittedly trickier lowercase P is to create a traceable, using blank guideline space, with those lowercase P’s linked.
Using dotted lines, create an entire line of linked lowercase P and then make copies of that sheet.
Further, once students have mastered the tracing, encourage them to try writing the linked lowercase cursive P’s on their own.
This is super practical, too, as there are lots of double P words out there.
3. Linking P To Other Letters
I have a worksheet linking lowercase cursive P’s to other letters, but you could take it a step further and create your own, linking lowercase P to every other letter of the alphabet.
However, you won’t need to create one for uppercase P, as the letter is one rare instance where students do pick up the pencil after writing it to start the next letter of the word.
2. Tracing Words That Begin With P
I have several worksheets devoted to three- and four-letter words that begin with P, but if you wanted to expand on that, you absolutely could using blank guideline space.
You could create five- and six-letter words; start words with uppercase P; or even create traceables of words that contain the letter P.
Words such as “Happy” or “Opportune” or “Apply” are all good.
1. Tracing Alliterative P Cursive Sentences
Using blank guideline space, you could create alliterative cursive P sentences for students to trace and really get some practice in, not just for P, but for many other letters as well.
Try: “Pepper puts pants on her porcelain doll Polly” or “Peter pats the dog Piper happily.”
The benefit to even just tracing sentences like these is improved eye-hand coordination, memory retention and even possibly better spelling skills.