Winter Fine Motor Mats Popsicle Sticks

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Looking for some fun winter activities? Grab these Winter Fine Motors Mats and help your little learner’s fine motor skills improve. These Winter Fine Motor Mats only require popsicle sticks. These winter fine motor mats are perfect for fine motor centers, early finishers or morning tubs for your kindergarteners or preschoolers. Grab these FREE Winter Fine Motor Mats and use it in a Winter Unit or just as a fine motor center. Give your learners popsicle sticks and you are ready to go!

Winter Fine Motor Mats

Winter Fine Motor Mats Popsicle Sticks

Before learners start to write, they need to develop their fine motor skills. This allows them to strengthen the muscles in their fingers which allows them to hold and grip the pencil properly for writing. Fine motor skills also help them with various other skills such as buttoning, tying their laces, zipping, eating, cutting and so on. 

There are several fun activities that can be done to improve their fine motor skills. These Winter Fine Motor Mats are a simple way to train those fine motor skills. It is a simple, low-prep activity but provides tons of fun and hands-on practice for your little learners.

These winter fine motor mats include some counting and writing practice as well, to make the mats more interactive for your learners.

Winter Popsicle Sticks Fine Motor Mats

Winter Fine Motor Mats Freebie

Grab your free Winter Fine Motor mats printable at the end of this blog post. Enter your details into the blue box at the end and you will receive an email containing the printable. Do check your junk or spam email as well as in case it ends up there. 

Winter Popsicle Sticks Mats

To Prep:

Simple print the pages and laminate if desired. I normally slip the pages into a dry erase pocket so I don’t have to laminate the pages. It also makes it easy to just slip the pages and change the pages out whenever I want.

What is in the Winter Fine Motor Mats?

The printable contains 10 pages of fine motor mats! The printable includes the following images for learners to build using popsicle sticks.

  • Hot cocoa
  • Penguin
  • Snowman
  • Pine tree
  • Ice skate
  • Snowflakes (2 mats)
  • Sled
  • Mitten
  • Polar bear

Additionally each page also contains the word which learners will have to trace over. They will also have to count the number of each color of popsicle sticks that they use and write it down in the space provided. 

Winter Fine Motor Mats Popsicle Sticks

Using the Winter Fine Motor Mats – Popsicle Sticks Printable

Present the mats to your learners with the popsicle sticks. If you do not have the exact colors as required by the mats you can substitute it with other colors or use the wooden popsicle sticks instead.  

Learners will first build the image using the popsicle sticks. They will have to place the sticks on the image, which helps to train their finger control and fine motor skills.

They will then count the number of popsicle sticks of each color that they have used and write it down on the spaces provided on the page.

Finally, they will trace the word of the image that they have just built using a dry-erase marker.

These mats are very versatile and you can use them how you deem necessary. These can be included in a kindergarten fine motor center, for early finishers or in morning tubs. 

Winter Activities for Kindergarten – Math and Literacy Centers

If you are looking for a bundle of fun and hands-on winter activities, check out this bundle of Winter Math and Literacy Centers. It contains a ton of fun activities that your preschoolers and kindergarteners are sure to love! Click here or the image below to grab your copy now!

It covers the following skills in a fun Winter Theme!

  • Alphabet
  • Number sense
  • Beginning sounds
  • Rhyming
  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Patterns
  • Writing Centers
  • Fine Motor
  • Build a Winter Sentence

Winter Math and Literacy Centers

More Winter Printables

Winter Fine Motor Mats Freebie

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