These Notebook Fine Motor Mats are the perfect way to help your little ones develop and work on their fine motor muscles and learn to identify patterns. Use these free printable fine motor mats as a great first week of school or the beginning of the school year activity.
OPTION 1: PLAY DOUGH
Set out your favorite homemade or store-bought play dough and invite kids to roll out play dough snakes. Use the play dough snakes to cover the lines on the present mats to mimic the patterns shown or create their own.
This can also extend the use of the activity after kids have used play dough. Simply move the activity to the writing center as a pre-writing practice activity to get additional use out of the printable.
OPTION 2: TRACING
If you don’t want to use play dough or don’t have any on hand, children can also trace the patterns using dry erase markers in various colors!
Invite kids to trace the lines to reflect the patterns on the notebook pages. Laminate or enclose each mat in a laminated pouch so that it can be reused.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES TO EXTEND LEARNING:
- Have children attempt to make their own patterns from what they learned from this activity. You can use buttons, mini erasers, or other seasonal loose parts.
- Use the blank printable pages and invite kids to draw or glue collage materials as they design their own pattern notebook pages.
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