On this page, you will find 10 original cursive Y worksheets that are all free to download and print! These worksheets are fantastic for parents and teachers who are teaching children about cursive lettering and, more specifically, the letter Y.
For this series, I created a large variety of worksheets, including large cursive Y’s, dotted cursive Y lettering for tracing, lower and uppercase cursive Y’s, common cursive Y joins with other letters, cursive words starting with Y, 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!
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7 Ways To Use Cursive Y Worksheets
Check out these seven practical and fun uses for my cursive Y worksheets, perfect for beginners who are new to the letter.
7. Practicing The Shapes Of Uppercase And Lowercase Y
While most teachers will start with tracing as their introduction to a new letter, might I suggest a different exercise?
That is, using some empty guideline space on one of my worksheets and – without worrying about the perfect form or even staying within the lines – having students practice the shapes of Y.
Actually, the uppercase and lowercase forms of cursive Y’s are fairly similar, with the only differences being the size and the little “tail” that starts the lowercase version.
So have students practice making the first swoop downward and the basically straight line up.
Then add on the basic straight line downward and the loop. Don’t worry about them crossing the tail right at the line or even staying in the lines.
They’ll have the opportunity to perfect the shape when they trace. Instead, simply get them used to the pencil motions they’ll be making when they do start to trace.
6. Tracing Uppercase And Lowercase Y
Tracing is a great way to introduce the perfection of form and shape to students, and my worksheets have ample space to offer students this opportunity.
In fact, I have three worksheets devoted to tracing cursive Y’s – one specifically for uppercase, one specifically for lowercase, and one that features uppercase and lowercase Y together.
In fact, you could create a traceable of your own by linking the uppercase and lowercase Y with a little dotted line and having students practice that additionally.
5. Writing Uppercase And Lowercase Y Independently
If you hold onto those tracing worksheets, you’ll also find that underneath there is lots of empty guideline space for your students to practice writing cursive Y’s independently.
Again, there is the worksheet specifically for uppercase Y, specifically for lowercase Y, and with both together.
It’s totally up to you how you approach the lesson; you could have your student practice tracing both uppercase and lowercase and then practice writing.
Or you could focus on uppercase, tracing and writing, and then lowercase, tracing and writing, and then have them work on the worksheet that covers both.
4. Linking Lowercase Y To Itself
Using blank guideline space, you could create your own traceable worksheet that links lowercase Y to itself.
Simply draw in the dotted-line lowercase Y’s and make copies of that page for your students.
It’s good practice and a good place to start for what is to come – that is, the formation of words and writing whole sentences in cursive.
3. Linking Y To Other Letters
I have a worksheet that links Y to other letters, which is again, a good foundation for the eventual formation of entire words and sentences.
However, you could take it a step further and create your own worksheet linking Y to every letter of the alphabet.
And, not only using lowercase, but uppercase as well, as students don’t pick up the pencil when writing any letters that come after uppercase Y.
2. Linking Other Letters To Y
The letter Y doesn’t solely exist at the start of words; in fact, it falls within words much more often.
So it’s good practice for students to trace cursive Y letters after other letters, too. You can create a traceable that instructs students to do just that.
Using dotted lines, write out “Ay,” “By,” Cy,” etc., make copies of that worksheet and hand it out to your students.
1. Tracing Cursive Words That Begin With Y
Tracing words that begin with Y is a great introduction to them eventually writing words on their own.
I have two worksheets devoted to three- and four-letter words that begin with lowercase Y, but you could expand on those using blank guideline space on another worksheet.
Create traceables of words with uppercase Y or words that contain the letter Y, such as “lying,” “loyal,” or “oxygen.”