Learn to Write Numbers: One

This activity is part of my Learn to Write Numbers resources. Be sure to click over to get all the fun printables and ideas.

I don’t know about you guys, but I spend the month of July planning for the new homeschool year. Part of that planning this year means getting ready for my little K4 guy who is all about math and numbers right now.

He quizzes me constantly on math facts (sometimes strange ones!) and can often be found with the whiteboard and dry erase marker, simply filling the board number after number.

For him, there is some strange need to figure out how to form the numbers and then to write them over and over again.

So to help him along and make things fun, I decided to create a set of number poem printables to go along with my original Learn to Write Numbers cards. These are going to be a huge hit around here.

Learn how to write number one 1 Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions

I have made two different versions of the printable in a fun ocean theme (ocean animal unit studies are big this year!) for summer and the start of the school year. Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing each of the numbers along with some fun ideas for early number learning, counting books, and writing number practice ideas.

Why two versions? Version one is the tracer version of each worksheet. This is the version we are perhaps most used to seeing for young children. The worksheet has the number with start and stop dots, the poem to recite with your child, object(s) to practice counting, and then lines and tracer numbers for practice.

This version is great for kids who are about five-and-a-half to six and up, who have the fine motor skills to put that number between those lines.

Little guys, like my Thomas, are not quite ready for lines yet. For them, I have the young learners’ edition of the printable. It has the same number with start and stop dots, poem, and object for counting, but instead of lines and a tracer, it has simply a good-sized box for practicing the number.

That way as the little ones work on strengthening their fine motor skills, they still have a nice big spot to use and feel successful in forming the number.

You can download the Learn to Write Number One tracer version here.Learn how to write number one 1 Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions


You can download the Learn to Write Number One young writer version here.

Learn how to write number one 1 Pam Barnhill Homeschool Solutions


Sign up below to get our original set of preschool number printables in two sizes delivered straight to your email inbox. We laminate these and use them for practice again and again. For more number printables, you can also visit our learn to write numbers landing page.



  • Janet says:

    Thank you for this. Very helpful and fun! Have a beautiful day!!

  • Gabi says:

    And now I know where to go when we will begin to do numbers! 😀 I have a 3yr old girl & I bet she’s gonna love these! Thank you for sharing them! 🙂

  • Cute poem to go with the number. It looks like this is going to be a great series for those whose children want to practice their numbers. I remember my son writing the numbers over and over again as well. He would stand at the chalkboard for a l o n g time.

  • Clare says:

    Brilliant activity – thank you so much for sharing this. I can’t wait to try it out with my littles.

  • These are perfect for my daughter (she is a tracer)! Such fun saying. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Kids learn so much better when there is a little jingle that they can remember. I love your idea.

  • Great idea! Thanks for the printable!

  • I love the poem to go with the number! Such a great way to remember proper formation. Can’t wait to use these with my kids when they get a bit older.

  • Jill says:

    This is a wonderful technique for learning to write. Repetition is needed, but doing it in a fun way with a song is even better 🙂

  • Linda says:

    so cute Pam! a great way to put a little fun into our little ones’ learning. thank you for making this available!

  • Kat R. says:

    That’s awesome how your little one is excited about numbers and learning! Thanks for sharing the great printables … pinning now to my preschool board. Thanks for stopping by and sharing at this week’s Thoughtful Spot!

  • Pam Barnhill says:

    Thanks Kat. Glad you stopped by!

  • Olu says:

    Great Resource. Will be useful for my Nursery classes next session.
    Thanks so much for this.

  • R says:

    Do u have these great sheets for learning letters also? I love this!

  • Amy Wooldridge says:

    Just ran across this after listening to some of your podcasts. LOVE these and I think my kinder will too! Thanks

  • Camprice says:

    Thank you, am very excited to use your numbers.

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