First Year Cursive – 133 pages!

Carefully crafted set of beginning cursive worksheets in 3 printable PDF packets for each of 3 different cursive handwriting fonts — all for FREE with no advertising besides my main website URL located in the bottom right corner of each page.  No hassles – no catch – just please “pay it forward” and let others know.  😀

3 fonts featured on ABeka, DNealian, and Zaner-Bloser

If you are unsure which font to use, you should know that the majority of files available on this site are available only in ABeka font — a more “traditional” style.  If you are still undecided or would like a better comparison than above, you can download the free Cursive Alphabets file that has several alphabet pages for all 3 fonts above.

Part One:  Introduction to lower-case letters  (36 pages) – from the most simple (e, l, u, i) to the most difficult (f, p, k, z).

Part Two:  Extra Practice with lower-case letters  (61 pages) – master the letters you have already learned, before moving on to capital or upper-case letters.  Follows the same sequence of letters as that introduced in Part One, therefore learning lower-case letters can be covered in 36 to 97 days (using just set one or using both sets, one page per day).

Part Three:  Upper-case or capital letters  (36 pages) – still practicing lower-case letters, this last set introduces capital letters from easiest (P, A, C, O) to most difficult (I, J, S, G).

If you use any of these FREE cursive handwriting practice sets, please consider sharing a link to this page with others on your favorite network – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, etc.

Please use the files for your own personal home or classroom use ONLY – no permission is given to redistribute the files or post them on the internet yourself, even for your own retrieval.  Thank you for respecting the author’s copyright privileges.


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57 Responses to First Year Cursive – 133 pages!

  1. Timo says:

    The part three link for the Abeka Font printable is not available.

  2. What an awesome program you have put together! Thank you so much! This is a blessing to this homeschooling mom of five!!!

    • mirror_eyes says:

      I am very glad you like it! 😀
      If there is a particular topic you’d like to see covered, please let me know.

      • CC says:

        Any possibility of covering italic & italic cursive in like manner as your “First Year Cursive”? (Getty Dubay)

        • mirror_eyes says:

          I don’t think I have an italic cursive font. However, I do hope to add some manuscript sets soon… 😀

  3. Cassie Webster says:

    This is an amazing gift to me as a 1st year homeschooling mom to 4! Thank you SO much!

  4. knowles says:

    Thanks so much for this. My grandson and granddaughter came home today (4th grade) and needed to learn how to cursive write their names. Am so upset they quit teaching the creative practice of cursive writing. Guess it will be up to me to carry on this beautiful way of expressing yourself. Again, thank you so much. Many blessings sent your way. Will share on FB.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing these valuable resources. I will use them to teach my now homeschooled son to write in cursive since he never learned while in public school.

    • mirror_eyes says:

      Yes, many schools have stopped teaching cursive. I am happy to be able to offer these for free, and I intend to add more as I get more ready to release. 🙂

  6. Liz says:

    Thank you so much for this resource. It is exactly what I have been searching for! I appreciate the option to choose a style. And you made it very user friendly to compare the different ones. thank you! thank you!

  7. Pammy says:

    Thanks for these sheets – my high school student is failing exams as his writing is illegible, These will surely help him get the grades to go to varsity

  8. Anonymous says:

    What a blessing this resource is!!! Neuroscience research and brain scanning shows a STRONG correlation between cursive writing (as compared to printing or keyboarding) and stronger brain function. This results in greater cognitive functioning, which translates into better reading, and higher quality written expression. Your pages are just what I was looking for to recommend to my homeschooled children who are now homeschooling their children. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
    ~ Anita Wallace

  9. How can I get custom worksheets in the Abeka style? I have specific information I’d like my child to practice as copywork.

  10. Eric says:

    Thanks, I am teaching my Cambodian students for this kinds of Cursive.

  11. Steph says:

    Thanks Fran! Wonderful website and resources.

  12. Nancy says:

    thank you so much! great stuff, love these!!

  13. Ning says:

    Thank you so much! I’m from China and I’m practicing cursive with the worksheets that you have offered. These are so helpful and so well designed. They have helped me improve step by step. People saw my handwriting and now they are asking where they can find these worksheets. I’ll tell them about your website! I will definitely use your website when I homeschool my kids in the future.

    • mirror_eyes says:

      Thanks, Ning! I’m so glad they help! And meanwhile, I am practicing writing Chinese characters, lol! Xièxie. 😀

  14. Eva says:

    Is there a place I can make name sheets in Abeka cursive?

  15. Holly Gobert says:

    Do you happen have the Abeka font available for download? I would like to have the font so that I can type up my own things in the Abeka cursive font.

    • mirror_eyes says:

      I use Educational Fontware‘s Teacher Pack. It has 22 font families, each containing variations such as dotted, outlines, lined and unlined, cursive and manuscript. They have a special program called “Link Letter” that allows you to join individual letters into words. It’s awesome, and I highly recommend them! 😀

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this!

  17. annalyn says:

    Thank you so much. it was a great help to my pupils. love it. Godblz u more

  18. Anonymous says:

    Im glad this will help my pupils

  19. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for this worksheets! I printed the ABeka font complete set for my son. It was a great help! Would it be possible that you share a set of big uppercase and lowercase letters? I would like to used them as templates to make a set of sandpaper letters for my first grader. We love the multisensory Montessori approach to handwriting and I would like to use the same ABeka font we use in the worksheets. Thanks in advantage!

    • mirror_eyes says:

      Hi Elizabeth, and thank you for your feedback!
      I have posted the cursive alphabet “cheat sheets”. You could print them in a larger size to use as templates. Hope that helps. 🙂

  20. Thank you very much for these resources.

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