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FREE Literacy, Math, Fine-Motor, Executive Functioning: Winter Skill Builders

Print Path OT
Grade Levels
PreK - 1st
Formats Included
  • PDF
10 pages
Print Path OT


Did you know that fine motor skills in preschool and kindergarten is the Number One best predictor of academic skills and achievement for your kindergarten-age student? (Cameron, et al.: 2012; Grissmer, David, et al.: 2010; Son &; Meisels: 2006) This fine motor advantage lasts at least through the third grade! (Kulp: 1999)

As an Occupational Therapist, I have designed differentiated Winter Skill Builders
◦ Build fundamental fine motor and executive functioning skills for kindergarten-age kids.
◦ Target specific CCSS literacy and math skills in ways that interest and engage even the most reluctant children.
◦ Provide differentiated yet equivalent materials so you can easily provide the just-right level of difficulty and challenge for a classroom with diverse skills.

This FREEBIE includes 10 sample pages.

The entire product includes...
■ Teacher’s Guide for each of the six units.
■ Occupational Therapy tips and tricks for explicit instruction, developmental sequence, and breaking tasks into their smallest steps so all children can learn.
■ Specific differentiation tools and support.
■ Specific objectives for fine motor, visual motor, and executive function skill development.
■ Detailed table of contents so you can easily find what you need at a moment’s notice.
■ No-prep, copy-and-use printables: 61 pages.

Literacy Skill Practice:
☞ Matching, identifying, and labeling capital and lowercase letters.
☞ Left to right sequencing with gaze shift to the next row.
☞ Alphabet sequencing.
☞ Sight word matching.
☞ Sight word reading.
☞ Identifying initial sound of CVC words.
☞ Writing capital and lowercase letters, using go-dots to support starting at the top, an essential aspect of conventional letter formation.

Math Skill Practice:
☞ Matching, identifying, and labeling numbers: 1-11, 1-14, 1-85.
☞ Sequencing numerals: 1-25.
☞ Writing numbers 1-25, with go-dots to support starting at the top.
☞ Adding 2 numbers up to 10.

Fine Motor and Visual Motor Skill Practice:
☞ Develop both a dominant hand and a helper/ stabilizing hand.
☞ Coordinate both sides of the body.
☞ Use eye muscles to track lines.
☞ Use eyes to efficiently shift gaze between objects (two or more places).
☞ Coordinate vision and movement.
☞ Perceive shape and space by vision.
☞ Build hand strength adequate to maintain a pencil grasp, to push, and to adjust the necessary force.
☞ Use both proprioceptive and kinesthetic feedback to adjust and correct pressure and movement.
☞ Use specific cutting skills

Executive Functioning Skill Practice:
☞ Sustain attention
☞ Plan movement and sequences
☞ Implement cognitive flexibility in using a plan
☞ Use working memory
☞ Use self-control

These secular winter-themed worksheets are great for classroom literacy and math centers, morning work, special winter party celebrations, and early finisher work. They are also perfect for occupational therapists to address a variety of fine motor, visual perceptual, and visual memory skills. My students LOVE these Winter Skill Builders.

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Winter Skill Builder
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Total Pages
10 pages
Answer Key
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