Number Writing Practice Sheet (Free Printable)

Number Writing Practice

I have a couple of little ones who are really good at math, but not so good at penmanship. Although they know the correct answer to an arithmetic problem, they often write it backwards.

So I designed this numeral writing printable to give them some extra practice.

Number Writing Practice Sheet | free printable from flandersfamily.info

If number reversals are a problem at your house, try printing out several copies to use with your young students. You can require them to do the whole page, or just the numerals that give them the most trouble.

And if they need a little extra practice (on either numbers or letters), try one or more of the following activities:

  • Spread a little shaving cream on the kitchen table, and have them use their finger to draw the numerals in the lather. If they make a mistake, they can easily smooth it away and try again
  • Have them to form all ten digits out of play dough or modeling clay. If they get one backwards, it’s a simple matter of flipping it over to make it right.
  • Practice writing numbers with sidewalk chalk on the porch or driveway.
  • Give your child a paintbrush and a cup of water, and have him “paint” his numbers on the sidewalk.
  • Spread some uncooked rice in the bottom of a cooking tray and let your child practice drawing the numbers in that.
  • Save on paper! Laminate our number writing practice sheet, then use a dry erase marker to complete it.

Be patient. Correct their mistakes gently and lovingly. Give them lots of opportunities to practice.

If you know of any other helpful tricks to teach the proper orientation of digits 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 9, be sure to share them below. My kids are always happy to try something new.

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  1. Thank you so much! Needed this for homeschool during lockdown as school want us to practice number formation but without any resources to help… And btw we love Jesus too!! Have a lovely day xx

  2. First off, thank you!

    I was simply looking for a good traceable number worksheet (with all of the numbers) and after finding two “free” ones that weren’t free if you actually wanted to print them (!), I found your worksheet. Because of that, I found your blog. Within 10 seconds I’d bookmarked it. 12 kids! Wow! But what’s so incredible is your willingness to share what you’ve learned, things you’ve created, and basically your life with the world without expecting something in return. That’s amazing.

    Oh, and definitely listing loving Jesus FIRST speaks volumes…. Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you and tell you how much I appreciate your blog!

    1. What a delight it was to find your sweet message in my inbox this morning, Jeanni. Thank you for those thoughtful words of encouragement.

  3. Thank you, i was feeling as if my child is the only one. This is very helpful and encouraging because i feel at least there is some assistance i can offer. God bless you.

    1. You’re so welcome. Very rarely are the struggles we experience with our children unique to only us. It was always encouraging to me, too, to see families whose children were older successfully come through problems we were presently experiencing, because it gave me hope that our struggles were “overcome-able.” 🙂

  4. The number tracing is wonderful!! I teach PreK and I have had a hard time finding a tracing page that has the correct formation that I teach! Lovely! Thanks!

    1. Oops! I forgot to attach the PDF file. So sorry! You can now click on either the image or the text link, then save and print the PDF from your computer. Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate your letting me know about the oversight. Blessings!

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