These fun Pumpkin Fine Motor Mats are a great way for your kids to work on fine motor skills while also learning to identify patterns. Use these free printable fine motor mats as a fun standalone fall activity during the fall season, or add them to a Halloween or pumpkin theme.
Pumpkin Fine Motor Mats
These easy no-prep pattern pumpkin play dough mats are perfect for early learning skills and a fun seasonal activity for your classroom.
This free printable set includes options that simply encourage kids to practice fine motor skills by copying the various lines. These are great for younger kids just getting the hang of making play dough snakes and working on fine motor skills.
For those ready to work on patterns, various pattern prompt pumpkins are included in the set.
Laminate or enclose each mat in a dry erase pouch so you can continue to use them over and over.
Grab your favorite homemade or store-bought play dough, and invite your kids to roll out the play dough into long snakes to mimic the patterns shown on the mats.
They can copy the patterns on the pumpkins or create their own! Whatever method they choose, they will be getting great fine motor practice!
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 pumpkins.
This can also be a way to 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.
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 pumpkin and invite kids to draw or glue collage materials as the design their own pattern pumpkins.
Complete the form below to get your free Pumpkin Fine Motor Mats!
PRINTABLE PUMPKIN THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
GET YOUR LESSON PLANS
Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.