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 practice. Give your learners popsicle sticks and you are ready to go!

An activity mat with a drawing of a cocoa cup and the words Winter Fine Motor above it.

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 hand-eye coordination. 

There are several fun activities that can be done to improve their fine motor skills. These Winter Fine Motor Mats are a great way to train those fine motor muscles. It is a simple, low-prep activity requiring minimal adult supervision, 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. A fun activity for winter months, this can be given individually or  for small groups.  It’s a perfect way to begin the holiday season, and it’s great for morning work, too! Little hands will have a blast with these fun winter-themed activities, making them a perfect addition to your fine motor tubs.

A sled drawing with orange popsicle sticks filling its outline.

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 digital download link. 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.

Three mats/activities inside the freebie-the sled mat, the snowflake mat and the cocoa cup mat

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 correct number of each color of popsicle sticks that they use and write it down in the space provided. 

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 hand muscles.

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 dry-erase markers.

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. This freebie goes well with many lesson plans, integrating math practice in a perfect fine motor activity.

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. 

A blue snowflake drawing with popsicle sticks laid on top.

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 Kindergarten Math and Literacy Centers

More Winter Printables

Winter Fine Motor Mats Freebie

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