Donna Young’s free cursive handwriting lessons


This is such a valuable resource!  If you have been searching for free materials to teach manuscript or cursive handwriting, you will quickly think Donna Young is a saint!

Donna’s site offers two unique fonts on her lesson page in addition to free, high-quality, complete handwriting sets in more familiar fonts:  D’Nealian manuscript plus a Zaner-Bloser look-alike set in both manuscript and cursive.  The ZB manuscript has even been animated, and both the cursive alphabet and special cursive letter combinations have been animated to give students a unique visual aid.

There are 3 warm-up pages for cursive, 2 pages for each cursive letter (see pics), plus a variety of “practice writing words” printable cursive worksheets (like picture 5).

As if that wasn’t enough, Donna Young also gives us free printable BLANK handwriting paper – in every size and style you could want!  To make it easier for educators and parents, the papers are labeled by actual measurements of lines, as well as by grade level.  For variety and to fit every need, Donna offers both horizontal oriented (landscape) paper and vertical oriented paper.  Some have plain black lines, others have colored lines… some have graphics, and some have blank space at the top for drawing pictures.


If you have used Donna Young’s Cursive Handwriting Lessons -or- Free Printable Handwriting Paper, or if you have a similar resource to recommend, please leave some feedback below – thanks!





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