How to Write the Cursive Letter U
A cursive capital U is easy to write. It’s almost exactly like a handwritten capital u. The lowercase cursive u is also almost exactly like a lowercase handwritten u.
The letter u in cursive typically connects to the letter n in many words like:
The u also connects to the letter p in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter u in cursive, practice writing “un” together as well as “up.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
Bonus Practice: Write words, like “unique” to get some practice writing the letter q.
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital U just below the topline with a small tail, then bring your stroke immediately down to the bottom line. Continue your stroke from the bottom line, making a half “o” shape. From the half “o” shape, bring your stroke back to the top line and back down one last time, ending out to the right to connect to your next letter.
Please watch our short tutorial video showing exactly how to write both upper and lowercase.
Begin your stroke below your midline, take your stroke to the midline. From there, bring your stroke to the bottom line and just like with capital cursive U, make the half “o”shape. Once your stroke meets the midline again, finish your stroke by taking it back to the bottom line and leave a tail out to the right to either end the letter or connect to your next letter.
Next Tutorial: Cursive V
Cursive Letter U Worksheet
Free Worksheet to practice the letter u in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.