Donna Young's Cursive Handwriting Lessons - Cursive Z

I made these cursive handwriting practice sheets with the letter style shown in the image below. I have added new sets to Cursive Z. The sets are on the pages Connecting Cursive Capitals and Practice Writing Words in Cursive Handwriting. The cursive animations that begin on this page Donna Young's Cursive Animations are also "Cursive Z."

The worksheets are in two groups - "All Tracing" and "Less Tracing". The Ongoing worksheets that I add once in a while to this page have, more or less, one line of tracing and one line of no tracing, .

On the "All Tracing" sheets, the words and letters are "faded" so that your children can trace them.

The "Less Tracing" sheets will have blank spaces for your children to write the words on their own.

I have been asked quite a few times over the years, "How did I make the handwriting sheets." I made the cursive worksheets on this page with a font and a paint program. The letters in the font is pictured below. Notice that the letters do not join. How they are typed in the image is how they look when typed. I used the paint program to position and join each letter in the worksheets.

The Capital Letters

The Lower Case Letters

pdfAll Tracing pdfLess Tracing
vowels+ or
Aa and Cc
ou and Kk
Rr and Dd
Qq and Ii
Jj and Oo
Gg and Ss
Ee and Ll
Ii and Ss
Ff and Tt
Uu and Yy
Ww and Vv
Mm and Nn
Bb and Pp
Xx and Zz
Hh and words

color paperBlank Sheets, each with 2 parts for further practice:
pdfColor [pictured right] · pdfGrayscale

See Paper for more choices in blank handwriting paper.

Ongoing- New Worksheets for This Set

I am working on new handwriting worksheets beginning May 4, 2010. Each worksheet takes a while to do, meanwhile; I am going to make plans for the worksheets and try to complete 2 or more each week. If I wasn't so busy, I could make more, but it is gardening season! - Donna Young.
February 5, 2012 - I have too many plans to continue working with this particular font. The main problem with the font is that it requires a lot of editing to connect the letters and, because of that one little thing, one worksheet takes about an hour to make. I am considering this page as finished. - Donna Young.

I have two penmanship worksheets finished featuring the letters A & D. I am using the same blue and pink lined background and two-lessons per sheet format. Below are the completed worksheets.

I have two penmanship worksheets finished so far featuring the letters A & D. I am using the same blue and pink lined background and two-lessons per sheet format. Below are the completed worksheets.

pdfcursive a handwriting worksheetAa

Two lessons
The Aa worksheet has several connecting lower case letter cursive drills in the second lesson [not pictured here].

pdfcursive Dd handwriting worksheetDd

Two lessons
Dd features capital D with mid-drop and lowest drop to connect to letters.

Cursive Handwriting Warm-Up

cursive warmupThere are 3 warm-up printables, each one has two sections. They are not meant to "go with" any particular cursive style, they are just warm-ups. One | Two | Three
Note, One and Two are the same except that sheet two has more "try on your own" space.

See Also

ZB Cursive
ZB Cursive is a new set as of 2011. Currently it is a small set with 52 lessons. The handwriting style used in the ZB Sets resemble Zaner-Bloser.

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