3 FREE winter fine motor skills practice centers! These holiday small motor skill activities challenge students to pick up and sort Christmas themed pictures using tongs to build the tiny "pincher" muscles required later for using scissors and writing. These fine motor games with tongs also teach students to separate their thumb and index/middle/ring/pinky fingers, which are also prerequisites for success in writing and scissor use.
3 Winter Games Included:All of these activities provide you with student work mats and festive printable pictures to place on the edge of a table for students to grasp and move using tongs to develop their fine motor muscles.
1. Sort the Christmas Ornaments - Students pick up and place various sizes of ornaments in a line or stack.
2. Find the Missing Mittens - Students find the "missing mittens" and use their tongs to pick up and place them next to their match on the work mat.
3. Match the Christmas Trees by Color - Students match different colors of holiday trees to the color words on their work mat. (The color words are color coded to match the trees to support pre-readers.)
I hope your students have a wonderful time using these festive freebies and improving their fine motor skills! Can't wait to hear what you think! :)
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