It’s getting chilly out there! Add a touch of the season to your January morning tubs with winter fine motor activities! These low-prep activities are fantastic for engaging your students with bright, cheery, play-based centers during the dreary winter days. Your kids will love working with interesting tools and engaging manipulatives while developing pre-writing skills essential for strong handwriting muscles! Keep reading for fun ideas to make your winter unit a huge hit with your little learners! I’m sharing my favorite ideas for strengthening fine motor skills and so much more!
Winter Fine Motor Crafts
Looking for some fun winter fine motor activities that are super easy to prep and can help strengthen small muscles? Check out these print-and-go winter tear art crafts. They are incredibly easy to make and feature a variety of winter themes, such as penguins, snowflakes, mittens, and hot cocoa. Let your learners’ creativity run wild, and have fun with these crafts. Students can tear pieces of paper and glue them to the picture or use stickers. Low-prep and one of my all-time favorite winter fine motor activities!
Winter Cutting Practice Strips
These fun cutting practice strips are not only great for working on handling scissors skills, your learners will love coloring the cute pictures, too! After your littles are done coloring and cutting, they can tape these to a window for fun child-made decor or they can tape them around their wrists to make winter bracelets. With a variety of fun pictures to collect and color, these cutting practice winter fine motor activities are sure to be a hit all season long!
Q-tip painting is so much fun and one of our favorite winter fine motor activities. Picture tracing is not only great for expressing creativity and relaxing in joyful work, but it’s also a fun way to work on pencil control, concentration, and hand-eye coordination. Your learners will love creating their unique snowflakes with crayons, colored pencils, or paint! Super easy to prep and enjoy on a chilly day.
Winter Picture Tracing
These picture tracing task cards are a fantastic prewriting line tracing activity that is excellent for students working on pencil control, pencil grip, and fine motor strength. These winter fine motor activities are super easy to prep and wonderful for winter fine motor task boxes, winter morning tubs, or occupational therapy. My students love making tracing booklets by stapling their traced pages together. It’s a great way to showcase their progress and keep them motivated!
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