How to Write the Cursive Letter V
A cursive capital V is easy to write. It’s almost exactly like a handwritten capital v and like a few other letters in the cursive alphabet it does not connect to other letters. The lowercase cursive v is almost exactly like a lowercase cursive u.
The letter v in cursive usually connects to the letter a in words like:
Cursive v’s also connect to the letter e in many words. Some of these include:
After you become comfortable with writing the letter v in cursive, practice writing “va” together as well as “ve.” These are called “connectors” and will help you understand how cursive works to form words.
As you see in the diagram (above), begin the capital V barely below the topline creating a small tail at the top left of the letter. Then, take your stroke down to the bottom line. From there, make a sharp pivot, (like an upside-down handwritten A), bringing your stroke back to the top line, finishing the letter. Because capital V doesn’t connect to other letters we won’t leave a tail or loop off of the right side of the 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 out to the left slightly and to the midline. From there, bring your stroke to the bottom line and like with lowercase cursive u , make the half “o”shape. Once your stroke meets the midline again, finish your stroke by taking it slightly above 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 W
Cursive Letter V Worksheet
Free Worksheet to practice the letter v in both uppercase and lowercase. Click on the image to download the pdf.