Winter Fine Motor Skills: January Pack

Winter Fine Motor Skills: January Pack

It always surprises me how cold the weather gets before we are even in the winter season.  For the past few years, here in Southern Oregon we’ve had snow before Thanksgiving even, which has been quite a surprise.  This year, thankfully, we have yet to have a big snowstorm, and this homeschooling mama is A-okay with that!  In fact, I could easily go a few years without missing the snow at all.  My kids think I’m crazy, because of course, they love the snow and all the winter fun in brings.

Anyway, with winter on the horizon, I wanted to be sure to finish our Fine Motor Pack for January.  January’s themes are winter, ice skating, snowmen, snowflakes and cold weather clothing.   And it is FILLED with fun, hands-on activity pages that will have your kiddos begging for more.   

  •     Thematic Tracing Pages
  •     Cut & Paste Sequencing
  •     Thematic Mazes
  •     Dab & Dot Mystery Pictures
  •     Pom-Pom Pages
  •     Popsicle Stick Craftivities
  •     Pattern Block Pictures
  •     Playdough Mats
  •     Pin & Poke Pictures and more!
If you are looking for some great fine motor manipulatives, check out our top picks here!
(Suggested Materials are recommended at the botom of this post)

Here is a peek inside our January Fine Motor Pack:

MAZES: Students solve the mazes and follow the prompts. Each page features thematic mazes alongside a tracing activity or prompt.

POM PICTURES: Students use pom-poms to complete the picture.For added difficulty have students use plastic tweezers to pick up the poms. Alternatively, students can glue poms to make these sheets into a simple craft project.  HINT:  Glitter Poms make for some fun Winter pictures!

TRACING: Students trace the pictures with colored pencils or fine tip markers. Each page features thematic content and prompts students to complete the pictures.

PLAYDOUGH: Students use playdough to complete the prompts.Prompts require students to form and shape the dough to make pictures, solve problems, or complete the scene.

GEOBOARD: Students use rubberbands to create the pictures on a geoboard. Each sheet features a letter of the alphabet alongside a thematic picture.

SNAP CUBE CREATIONS: Students use counting cubes to make thematic pictures These cubes can be snapped together. If you do not have cubes, students can color the squares in the grid to match the picture.

PUZZLE PICTURES: Students use pattern blocks to create thematic pictures. These sheets feature thematic shapes and provide students with easy and more dificult patterns. A full color example is available for easy reference.

DOT & POKE: Students cut apart the halves. Students solve the dot to dot activities.Then, students use a push pin to poke a picture onto colored construction paper. See full instructions below.

CUT & SORT CROWNS: Each crown features a theme alongside a 4-step sequencing pattern. Students cut out the pictures and glue them in the correct order. Students write their name, color the pictures, then staple the sides to make a crown.

DAB & DOT: Students use daubers to dab by number in order to reveal the mystery picture. (Hold at a distance to help students see the pictures).

CUT & PASTE CRAFTIVITY: These crafty projects are perfect for little hands.Students color, glue, and cut to make fun, thematic pictures.Pair with a simple writing prompt or poem for extra learning!

POM PICTURES:  Students use pom-poms to complete the picture.For added difficulty have students use plastic tweezers to pick up the poms. Alternatively, students can glue poms to make these sheets into a simple craft project.

BONUS Calendar:

For a little extra fun, we’ve included a bonus calendar at the back of the pack. We recommend printing this page on cardstock. Students fill out the calendar and glue wiggly eyes on the characters. This is great small motor control to practice squeezing the glue carefully enough to make a single dot.


· Pencil, Scissors, Glue


· Geoboard & Bands

· Playdough

· Snap Cubes

· Puzzle Blocks

· Push Pin

· Dab & Dot Markers

· Pom-Poms

· 10mm Wiggle Eyes

· Popsicle Sticks

· Page Protectors

What’s Included:

This pack includes 40 pages of hands-on activities and resources you can use to enhance your classroom for an entire month. These resources have specifically been developed to keep the prep work to a minimum, while providing ample opportunity for your students to build their small motor muscles.

How to Use:

The pack is organized into four weeks, and the simplest way to use this resource is to print it out and place into a three ring-binder. However, you might want to place many of the pages in page protectors for reuse. The first six pages of each week are considered non-consumable and could easily be reused through out the years (Geoboard, Mazes, Playdough, Tracing, Cube Creations, Puzzle Pictures). The remaining four pages of each week are considered consumable as they require cutting, gluing, dabbing and poking (Dot & Poke, Cut & Sort, Dab & Dot, Pom Pictures). Many pages are adaptable if you do not have the manipulatives. For example, you can have students color instead of dab, or build.

There are really just TOO many activities to list them all! Be sure to check out the complete set in our TPT Store Here!   Our monthly fine motor packs have been a huge hit, and if you’d like to order other months you can find them in our TPT store here.   We are currently working on February so be sure you are subscribed or follow along for that! 


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