Printable Sky Plane Grass Worm Handwriting Paper

If you’re not using sky plane grass worm paper to teach handwriting, you should be! This is a simple twist on classic handwriting paper. 

Sky plane grass worm paper printout taped on a wall.

What is Sky Plane Grass Worm Paper?

Each line is color-coded (it also works in black and white) and has an icon of the sky, a plane, grass, or a worm. 

  • 🌟 Sky Line: Represents the sky and is where tall letters (like “b,” “h,” “k,” “l,” and “t”) begin.
  • ✈️ Plane Line: Symbolizes the plane in the air and is where short letters and circles (such as “a,” “c,” and “e”) start.
  • 🌱 Grass Line: The baseline where all letters rest.
  • 🐛 Worm Line: An additional line below the grass line, specifically for letters with tails (like “g” and “y”).

The genius of this paper is the added worm line. This helps students write letters with tails, which can be confusing on traditional 3-line handwriting paper. 

For Teachers:

You can use this paper like you would use any other handwriting paper. The benefit is being able to give oral and visual cues to your students. 

Example:The letter L starts in the sky and comes allllllllll the way down to the grass.” 

Beyond the printable: after using this paper for several weeks, you can transition to regular handwriting paper. You can still reference the different lines (sky, plane, and grass) even though the icons are no longer there. 

What’s Included:

  • Size: 8.5” x 11” US Letter 
  • File Type: PDF and Canva template 
  • Pages: 1 (portrait) & 1 (landscape)
  • Printable sky plane grass worm paper
Sky plane grass worm infographic with information about the printable in landscape and portrait orientations.


  • Available in portrait in landscape orientations. 
  • Four sets of lines for the landscape orientation. 
  • Six sets of lines for the portrait orientation. 
  • It can be used in color (best to introduce it) or black and white. 
  • ½ inch space between each line, ¾ inch space between rows. 
  • Soft colors so kids can write with pencils and still be able to read their work. 

Ideal For:

  • Elementary school students learning handwriting. 
  • Teachers and educators looking to put a fun twist on handwriting practice. 
  • Parents and homeschooling families to support letter formation. 
  • Occupational therapists with children who need extra cues for support. 

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