In the last cursive lesson we learned how to write November in cursive.
For this lesson, we will learn how to write the word Thanksgiving in cursive.
how to write Thanksgiving using the cursive alphabet
To write Thanksgiving in cursive you need to follow the same rules you do with all holidays. The first letter of Thanksgiving should use a capital T. The capital T will not be connected to the lower case h. After that, all letters will flow and be connected together. The lower case k should extend above the middle line but not all the way to the top line. Both lower case gees should drop below the bottom line down to the line below that. Your writing utensil shouldn’t come off the page until you are ready to dot the i’s. Practice this over and over until you are really good at it. Alternate writing the words November and Thanksgiving in cursive.
When you are learning to write the months in cursive, November can be one of the toughest ones to learn. Take a look at the image below.
To draw the word November in cursive you need to start with the capital N, flow into the lower case o, follow through with the v, to the e, the m, come up above the middle line but not all the way to the top with your lower case b, swing back through with the e, and finish with an r that curves back up to the middle line at the end.
Since November has a “v”, an “m”, and a “b”, I would consider it the hardest month to write in cursive. To master writing this word in cursive the best way to do it is look at the image above and write it over and over again. Practice makes perfect.
Here’s how to write September in cursive.
Writing September in cursive can be difficult for some people just learning their cursive letters. Like all other months, the first letter should always be capitalized. So you will want to start by drawing a capital S. The “S” is one of the upper case letters that does not attach to the second letter in the word. It ends on the outside left area of where you began drawing the letter. So draw your upper case S and then start at the bottom line for your lowercase cursive e and then connect each additional letter for the entire word September. Finish the word September by crossing your lower case “t” at the end. The only letter that should dip below the bottom line is the lower case “p”. As always, practice makes perfect so keep writing the full word September over and over until you achieve perfect cursive writing.
Writing August in cursive is fairly simple. I’m going to give instructions for how to write August in cursive in more detail, but first I want all of you to take a look at the image below and see if you can figure out what is wrong with it.
Have you figured it out yet? If not, here’s the answer: The letter A should be capitalized in the word August. Any month or day of the week should always start with a capital letter when you are writing them, whether they are being written in cursive or not.
So take a look at the image again and this time picture it with a capital cursive A. The capital cursive A is very similar to the lower case a. It flows into the cursive u the same way. When you get to the letter g you don’t have to make it dip down quite as far as is pictured above. When you finish writing the word August the last thing you will need to do will be to cross your letter t.
Practice writing the word August in cursive five times. Then back up to January and go through each month until you get back to August. See if you can write August at that point without looking at any charts or pictures for help. If you get it write you will be ready to move on to September in cursive.
Writing June and July in cursive is very easy compared to the other months. This is because there are only four letters. The capital J in cursive can throw some people for a loop but it’s actually one of the easier capital letters to flow into the remaining lowercase letters. If you can spell June in cursive you should have no problem writing July in cursive as well. Here’s an image of both months in cursive as a reference to go by.
Next month we will tackle how to write August in cursive. That one will be a little trickier to learn.
May is the shortest of all months with only three letters. Because of that, it is the easiest month to write in cursive. As with all months, the first letter needs to be capitalized. You can refer to the cursive chart to see how to draw a capital M. You need to connect your capital “M” to the “a” in a flowing motion. Then you connect your cursive “a” to your cursive “y” and loop back to the middle line. This should all happen in an even flowing motion and your pen or pencil shouldn’t leave the paper until you are finished with the entire word. Below is a picture of the word May in cursive.
Practive writing May in cursive over and over until you get comfortable with it. June is the next month on the calendar, and coincidentally it is one of the shortest and easiest months to write in cursive as well.
Writing the word October in cursive is actually pretty easy. The only tricky letter is the lower case b. Just remember to capitalize the curisive O. Do not connect the capital O with the lower case c. All other letters should be connected. The last thing you should do when completing the word October is to cross the lower case t.
Many of you have asked how to write September in cursive, so here is a picture of September in cursive.
Just remember to always capitalize the first letter of any month written in cursive. So make the S capitalized and the rest of the letters should be lower case.
Now that we have completed the entire cursive alphabet from A – Z it’s time to start perfecting your penmanship. Here are some tips for how to write in cursive better:
- Be consistent. If you write a cursive letter in a particular way, be consistent. Don’t write it one way the first time and a different way the second time.
- Don’t overslant your letters. It’s okay to slant your letters. In fact, most people do. But don’t overdo it and slant your letters to the point it looks like chicken scratch.
- Define your style. Are you a loop person or a straight line person? If you do loops try to make the loops pleasing to look at. A loop should only have one circle or oval.
- Don’t go above or dip below the lines. Unless you are writing a letter that specifically goes below the bottom line, make sure your end lines don’t cross through the top or bottom line. When you cross the lines it makes your cursive look sloppy.
- Use good spacing. Make sure when you are connecting letters there is equal spacing between them. Many people with poor cursive writing often crunch some letters together while allowing ample space between other letters.
Keep these pointers in mind as you continue to practice your cursive writing skills and it will definitely help you to write in cursive better!
Today we will learn how to write a cursive Z and this will compete our cursive alphabet chart! Congratulations on getting to the end of this 26 day cursive writing course.
How to draw a Z in cursive:
Unfortunately, when it comes to the cursive alphabet, it looks like we have saved the most difficult cursive letter for last. The capital Z in cursive is very difficult to remember and doesn’t resemble the upper case standard Enlish Z at all.
To draw the upper case cursive Z, begin by drawing a small loop at the top which wraps around to the right and down to the bottom line and swirl it around with another small loop which dips down below the bottom line. Then loop it to the left and back through just under the bottom line like you are threading a needle and draw a slanted line up and to the right. Please look at the picture of the capital cursive Z above to use as a reference. Even though it has multiple loops and parts the capial Z should be written with only one touch of your pencil or pen without lifting it from the page.
Much like its upper case counterpart, the lower case cursive z is very difficult to write and to remember. Begin by starting on the bottom line and making a hump up to the middle line and back down. Then make a second hump about half the size of the first one and extend the line down below the bottom line. Make a big loop and then bring it back up and through, slanted to the right and stop at the middle line. Practice drawing your capital Z and lower case z in cursive as many times as possible. The more you practice the easier it will be to remember how to draw them.
You have now completed the cursive alphabet from A – Z. You should be very proud of yourself. You can now write any word in cursive you want. The only thing to do now is practice writing words in cursive and keep trying to increase your penmanship and learn how to write in cursive better than you currently do.