Developmentally appropriate Winter literacy centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Winter writing and fine motor centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered
Level 1: Trace a Bit of Winter!
This beginning level will help students practice using their “pinching” fingers to grip a dry erase marker. I usually start my kiddos out with a fat marker. Practice pinching the marker close to the writing tip. Instruct the students to follow the dotted lines with the marker by drawing directly over the line. Remind the students to ‘pinch’, but do not force it. The winter shapes have both curved and straight lines for practice with both. This can be frustrating for some kids, take it slow and celebrate their progress!
Level 2: Trace the Winter Shapes!
This center activity builds on the first tracing activity by adding repetition and a bigger size variance. Skills are built by attempting the first line of large shapes and feeling successful, then moving on to smaller shapes and finding success there too! This is a great way to fine-tune those fine motor skills!
Level 3: Winter Correct Letter Formation A-Z!
. This center activity builds on the tracing activities by tracing a smaller area and forming letters. In this center we still remind students to use their pinching fingers, but this time we follow dots and arrows to correctly form the letters of the alphabet. The size of the lines are smaller and in a confined area. There is no need to trace every letter of the alphabet, but have them ready because you will have a few kids who will want the challenge!
Choose the level that will work best for your class!
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