DIY Tutorial: Letter And Number Traceables For Preschoolers

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DIY Tutorial: Letter And Number Traceables For Preschoolers

One of my weaknesses is the Target dollar section. My son loves the activity books they carry, so I’m always looking through the section to find new ones for him to work on. Even though they are only $1 each, that can add up. So I was searching online and came across an idea from Crawl The Line – why not make my own! It just so happens I have a brand new Fellowes Saturn2 95 laminator to try, so I thought this would be the perfect time to test it out.

DIY Tutorial: Letter And Number Traceables For Preschoolers

These traceables are super easy to make. I made mine in a Pages (Word) document, but you can also draw them by hand if you have a ruler handy.

  1. Open up a new document in landscape format (so the paper is wide instead of tall).
  2. At the very top, type in what the activity sheet it. For example, on the traceable for my son to write his name, I wrote “My Name Is…”
  3. Hit enter a few times, then make a line going across the width of the page using this _ symbol.
  4. Hit enter a few times, then make a line going across the width of the page using this – symbol.
  5. Hit enter a few times, then make a line going across the width of the page using this _ symbol.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 5.
  7. Print.
  8. After printing your sheet, write your child’s name in the first section of lines for them to trace over. Leave the second section of lines blank for them to write their name in themselves.
  9. Laminate!
  10. Smile because you just saved money.

  DIY Tutorial: Letter And Number Traceables For Preschoolers

You can follow these steps to make just about any tracing printable. Some other options include individual letters, numbers, and other words. These laminated traceables can be written on with dry erase markers or dry erase crayons. Simply wipe away and reuse.

In addition to creating your own activity sheets, check out Fellowes idea center for home, school, and work themed worksheets. Click the worksheet you want, download it, print it, then laminate it. All for free! You can find flashcards, world maps, meal planners, recipe cards, and so much more. I’m really excited to get started on printing them. You don’t just have to laminate printables you find online, though. This laminator will also work to preserve important documents like schedules, calendars, charts, and certificates.

DIY Tutorial: Letter And Number Traceables For Preschoolers

I’m really loving how easy my laminator is to use. Some of my favorite features of it are:

  • HeatGuard™ Technology: Double-walled insulation keep the heat inside so the laminator is comfortable to touch. I don’t have to worry about my son burning himself on it. Also, this feature is great for the summer time when I don’t want to add any more heat to my house.
  • Advanced Temperature Control: It has hot and cold laminating capabilities which ensures consistent, smooth results every time I laminate something. No air bubbles or bumps in the paper!
  • Release Lever: This lever helps to easily remove or re-center any jams.
  • Easy To Use: I read through the manual one time and had no problems using the laminator. It was easy to figure out and very user-friendly.
  • Small: I thought the laminator would be big and bulky, but it’s actually very compact and easy to store.

The Fellowes Saturn2 95 is available at Staples.com and Staples. In addition to the laminator I have, the company also offers a wide range of laminators to suit a variety of needs. You can find those at Walmart and Amazon.com.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review. Please note that the opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by outside sources of any kind. Also note that this post may contain affiliate links. Please use due diligence when making any purchase decisions.

Comments

  1. Awesome idea! Pinned, and I’m emailing my sister with it for my niece!
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  2. What a great idea. So much better to make your own than have to buy new ones all the time.
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  3. That looks awesome. Hayden is good with his hand writting and its never too early to start with Noah! Thanks for the post :)
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