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Cursive S Worksheets (10 Free Printables)

On this page, you will find 10 cursive S worksheets that are all free to download and print! These worksheets are perfect for teachers and parents who are in the process of teaching young ones about cursive lettering and, more specifically, the letter S.

For this series, I created a large range of printables, including dotted cursive S lettering for tracing, large-sized cursive S’s for younger children, lower and uppercase cursive S’s, three and four-letter cursive words starting with the letter S, plus many more!

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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 S Worksheets

Cursive S, especially uppercase S, can be challenging, but you can make learning how to write it manageable and fun with these seven uses for my worksheets.

7. Practicing The Pencil Movements For Uppercase And Lowercase S

While tracing might seem like the natural place to start, I would recommend first having the children do this exercise.

Especially for uppercase cursive S, which is going to feel quite foreign to the children, have them practice making the pencil movements for the letter.

For the uppercase S, that will involve the swoop upward and into the loop; get the kids to practice just that movement a few times.

Then have them add the swoop downward and the swoop to the left; then have them add in the “tail” to the right.

For the lowercase S, get them to practice the swoop upward and the swoop down, until it’s touching the first line. Have them do them for a line or two.

Then have them add the “tail” to the right.

You can do this on any of the blank guideline space on my worksheets. And remember, it’s not about perfection in shape or form.

It’s about getting them used to the pencil motions before they move on to tracing and making the S uniform.

6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase S

Once the students have worked on making motions (or if you choose to start with it), I have lots of worksheet space on which they can practice tracing.

In fact, I have worksheets devoted specifically to uppercase S, lowercase S, and then one that combines the two.

It’s up to you how you use it, whether you opt to have students practice tracing uppercase and lowercase S first, then move on to writing it.

Or if you instead decide to have them practice tracing uppercase S, then write uppercase S, then do the lowercase.

5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase S Independently

However you decide to give students their lesson, when they are ready to begin writing uppercase and lowercase cursive S independently, I have plenty of empty guideline space for them.

However, if they are struggling or if you just want them to have lots of practice, you can always print out extra copies of each worksheet per student.

4. Linking Lowercase S To Itself

While uppercase S can be tricky to write, the lowercase cursive iteration of the letter is a smidge easier.

But you can get students to really get a feel for lowercase S by using blank guideline space and creating dotted-line letters all linked together in a row.

Then make copies, and voila – you have a worksheet where students can practice tracing lowercase S linked to itself, and then even writing it on their own, too.

3. Linking S To Other Letters

I have a worksheet devoted to linking lowercase cursive S’s to other letters, which is a good building block for teaching students how to write words that begin with S.

But you could also use the blank guideline space on a different worksheet or trace the lines from one of my worksheets onto your own paper to create your own.

You could create traceables linking lowercase S to every letter of the alphabet – and uppercase S, too.

2. Tracing Words That Begin With S

I have two worksheets devoted to tracing three- and four-letter words that begin with lowercase S, which students may find helpful.

You could also use blank guideline space to create your own five- and six-letter words or words that contain S, so that students can practice linking letters to S, not just from it.

1. Tracing Alliterative Cursive S Sentences

Using blank guideline space, you could create traceables featuring alliterative cursive S sentences, such as “Sandy sells sweaters in the store“ or “Steve sends sleds to Sarah.”

This kind of practice not only helps students learn how to connect S with other letters, it teaches them to write other letters in cursive and helps them learn to spell, too.

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