Cursive N

How to draw a cursive N:

The Cursive N is very similar to the cursive M, which we covered yesterday, only it has one less hump.

capital cursive N  Many people like to draw a small loop to start their capital N in cursive.  If you like loops, then start with a small loop at the top and then swing your line back around and down, slanted to the left.  Then retrace your line back up near the top and hook it over and down slightly slanted left again and then hook it back up to connect to the next word.

If you do not like loops you can draw your upper case cursive N like this picture below.

cuppercase cursive N

To draw a lower case n in cursive do basically the same thing you see above, only start it at the bottom line and bring up a hump to the middle line instead of the top line and then hump it again to let it flow to the next letter in your word.

lowercase n in cursive

Tomorrow, we will discover how to make a cursive O.

Cursive C

How to Write the Letter C in Cursive:

writing a cursive C

The letter C is one of the easiest letters to draw in the cursive alphabet.  It is very similar to the regular version of C for both the upper case C and the lower case C.

The upper case C in cursive is just like the standard version of a capital C.  You simply start drawing just below the top line and you make a circular or oval shape and end it just after starting up from the bottom line.  Some people like to get a bit fancier with the cursive capital C and put a loop on the top or a downward line, but that is just personal preference.

cursive letter c

The lower case c in cursive is just like a normal c only you lead into it with a line starting from the bottom line and going diagonally northeast into the middle of the c.  This helps the words to flow together without a gap between the letters.

how to write a cursive c

Practice drawing cursive Cs and connecting them to other letters in words.  Also try writing words where the c comes in the middle of the word.  For example, practice writing the word duck in cursive.  The more you write the better you will become at it.

Tomorrow we will draw a cursive D.

Learning How to Write in Cursive

Learning how to write in cursive was my biggest fear when I was in second grade.  But when I learned how to write my first cursive letter I had an enormous sense of pride.  Cursive writing was a big deal back then, much more so than it is today.  In fact, more and more states are now making cursive writing non-mandatory in elementary schools and are focusing on printing and typing skills instead.  I think that is a travesty and there is still a need for the art of writing in cursive.  With the lack of attention in schools I feel it is imparative that our children learn how to write the entire cursive alphabet on their own or with outside help.  That’s why I started this cursive handwriting blog, and that’s why I will continue to educate kids on proper cursive handwriting technique.  Time permitting, I will start with a cursive upper case A and a cursive lower case a and go through the entire alphabet all the way through cursive upper case Z and cursive lower case Z.   Please check back each day for new posts and I will cover each letter in detail.  Thank you and good luck with your cursive!

Here is a cursive chart you can reference in the mean time if you need any special help with any of the letters.

cursive alphabet chart

Most people have the most trouble with the upper case cursive G the Upper case and lower case cursive Q, the upper and lower case cursive S and the upper and lower case cursive z.  But just keep practicing and you’ll get them down pat in no time flat!