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13 Free Traceable Fonts

Do your kids need a bit of handwriting practice? These Traceable Fonts are perfect for creating handwriting practice sheets, lined sheets for lettering, and even cursive practice. There is a bit of everything in these 13 free traceable fonts: cursive lettering, serif, sans serif, and even handwriting lines.

Traceable Fonts
Back in April, our state of Texas decided to bring cursive lettering back into the classrooms. My friend, Gina (she is also a Godsend here on the blog), asked if I could create some handwriting sheets as printables. She and I both have kids who have aged out of the classrooms where cursive will now be taught. But, we're taking matters into our own hands and trying to work with our kiddos to catch them up. I was slightly hesitant to create handwriting sheets for the masses since I wasn't sure I was well-versed enough in the world of elementary education to pull off legit ones. But, we've arrived at the next best thing: traceable fonts. These will enable you to create your own handwriting sheets in so many different styles. See how to do that, and download all of these traceable fonts below. 

How to Use these Traceable Fonts

Using these fonts for handwriting practice is fairly open-ended, but I do have a few simple ideas for you to implement below.

Handwriting Lines worksheet
  • You can make your own lined handwriting practice sheets using the KG Primary Dots font, which is available below. Simply tap out the space bar instead of typing actual letters. 
  • Below, you can see one example of a handwriting sheet with the alphabet sheet I made. Other ideas include:
    • name writing
    • day of the week 
    • sight word


Handwriting Worksheet

Installing Your Traceable Fonts

  • I've been a loyal Mac user since the 90s. Ironically, I couldn't begin to tell you a thing about using a PC, let alone installing fonts on it. But, there is a really thorough font installing guide for PC users here on Wikihow.
  • To install these traceable fonts on a Mac (since this is what I use, I feel more confident explaining this), follow my simple steps below:

Installing a Font

Installing Traceble Fonts on a Mac:

    • After you download your font, unzip its download folder (usually they land in your 'Downloads' folder, unless you have programmed your downloads to go somewhere else). To unzip, just double click on the .zip file and the unzipping process should begin on its own (it just takes a second or two).
    • After your file has unzipped, you can open the individual folder of the font (there may not be one, it may just be the actual file, in which case, you won't have to open a folder).
    • Double click the .ttf or .otf file (I prefer .otf. or Open Type Format files if they're available, they can be resized and manipulated without compromising quality. But, they're not always included in font downloads). 

Installing Fonts

  • After you have double clicked your .ttf or .otf file, a dialog box should automatically pop up for you.
  • Click 'Install Font' and your installation will begin (it only takes about two seconds, total).
  • Check your Mac's Font Book to make sure your new font is in there (they're arranged alphabetically). You can start using your new font immediately in your computer's applications.
  • Can't find the font in your application for use? Shut down all of your running applications and restart your computer. Relaunch your applications. Often, fonts have a different preface before them, so if you still can't find your font, be sure to check your download folder for its proper name.

13 Free Traceable Fonts

Download these free traceable fonts below. You can either click on the font itself (the pretty one) or the name of the font, listed below the pretty version. All of these fonts are for personal use only. If you're interested in commercial licensing for any of these traceable fonts, you'll need to contact the individual font designer for information. Find the designer's information via the download link.

ABC Cursive Dotted Line
This font comes with its own lines to utilize for handwriting. It's perfect for younger kids learning cursive. It is available as a free download through Best Font.


Dashness Font
This fun font is available over at DaFontIt was created by By the Butterfly.

Dotcirful Font
Dotcirful is a really clean traceable font that is a bit taller than most fonts. All of the dots in this one are evenly spaced to make tracing super easy for little ones (or big ones, too!). It's available through DaFont from 7NTypes.


Dotline Font
4. Dotline
Dotline is another great consistent font for tracing. It isn't as tall as Dotcirful, it has a bit of a more classic look to it. It's available through Font Space from font designer, Honey and Death.

DotNess Font
5. DotNess
This is another great fun and learning font from By the Butterfly. It is available as a free download through DaFont.

Dot Outline Font
While not necessarily for teaching, Dot Outline is good for those trying their hand at display fonts. It has a good, consistent look to it. It is available through DaFont and was created by Xerographer Fonts.

Jardotty Font
While this font has a funny name, it has a great slanted, italicized feel to it. It also has built in triangles that act as arrows showing which line to start each letter on (great for kids!). This font was designed by Christopher Jarman and is available as a free download on Font Space. It also goes by the name Jarman Dotted.

KG Primary Dots
This teachable font is available with several great features. You can use it with or without the lines, or just tap your space bar to get lines only (great for creating worksheets). This traceable font was created by Kimberly Geswein and is available through DaFont.

National Primary Dotted
I love the small curves this one has to it. National Primary Dotted is fantastic for creating handwriting worksheets for home or school. It was designed by Roger White and is available as a free download in Font Space. This is another font that starts with the font designer's name. So, in your applications, you'll have to look for Roger White National Primary to utilize it.

Raleway Dots Font
This traceable font has dots that are quite close together, making it easier for younger children to practice lettering. It's a super clean font to use. Again, this is another font that starts with the font designer's name, so be mindful of that when searching for it to use in applications. Raleway Dots was created by Matt McInerney and is free over at Font Space.

Serif Dot Font
I feel like traceable serif fonts can be hard to come by (serif, loosely translated, means a font that has the small strokes on the ends; or "feet"). This is a great traceable font with feet! It's available through DaFont from Style 7.

Spelling Bee Font
This adorable font comes with a little cartoon bee on all capital letters. It's a lovely little cursive number perfect for kids to use for practice. It is available through Font Space from London's Letters. Its official name is LMS Spelling Bee, which can be confusing when you're looking for it in your files. 


Trace Font
13. Trace
Trace is a very basic font for younger children to utilize when learning to write. It's very light on the ink usage when printing, but perfect for tracing. There is no punctuation with this particular font. It is available through Font Space.

Free Traceable Fonts

Looking for More Free Fonts?

  • My free Typewriter Font Downloads are really vintage-y and fun. They're very versatile for a variety of uses, too.
  • And my Free Farmhouse Font Downloads are quickly becoming a reader-favorite. They are lovely on signs and framed printables to add to your decor.
  • These Ten Back-to-School Fonts have a similar vibe to the traceable fonts I shared today.
  • Since I shared a great KG font above, be sure to check out this entire round up of Kimberly Geswein fonts over at Yellow Bliss Road.
  • If you're in search of great fonts to use with a Cricut or Silhouette machine, see this list over at Naptime Alternative.
Free Font Downloads




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