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22 Free animal tracing worksheets (PDF)

Animal tracing worksheets

Here are some fun animal tracing worksheets for children that can be used in many different ways. These free printable PDF pages feature ocean animals, farm animals, wild animals, zoo animals, and birds. You can browse through this collection to find easy and difficult tracing pages that will suit your child’s ability.

They are perfect for preschool and kindergarten-aged kids who are just learning how to use pencils and crayons as they practice fine motor skills by tracing the dotted lines. Line tracing is a good start for kids who have not yet learned to write, it helps children work out how to hold a pencil and build eye and hand coordination. These tracing sheets are also useful for older kids when used in poster projects and arts and crafts ways.

The traceable animals can be completed with pens, pencils, or crayons depending on what you have on hand. All you need to do is download the PDF pages that you like and print them out for kids to enjoy! Once the tracing is done they can also be used as coloring pages for further pencil practice and some creative color work.

Learners can also cut these animals out for scissor practice once the shapes have been traced and or colored in. You can also use the pictures for murals, stick on poster projects, make hanging mobiles, decorate books, use them as bookmarks, and even use them as stencils or templates for further craft ideas.

If you want to get young learners to speak, ask them about the animals they have traced. What colors they are, what they eat, where they live, what kinds of body parts they have, and so on. Animals are a fantastic topic that interests children and gets them engaged.

The first pages above and below are sea animal tracing worksheets. They include a seahorse, an octopus, a lobster, a dolphin, and a turtle.

Farm animal tracing worksheets

Next, we have farm animal tracing pages there are a rabbit, horse, sheep, goat, pig, dog, and a chick to choose from.

If you have children learning about farm animals, have a look at the free farm animal flashcards,  and the farm coloring pages.

Wild and zoo animal tracing worksheets

Last of all there are wild and zoo animal tracing pages with a giraffe, monkey, elephant, crocodile, cheetah, owl, flamingo, spider, cockatoo, and lion.

Related activities

If you are looking for more fun tracing worksheets for kids you’ll find a few more here at ESL Vault. 

First of all, there are the shape tracing worksheets that range from very easy to somewhat challenging. There are also the number tracing worksheets for kids who are learning how to count and write numbers.

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