Since there’s not much outside play going on in the middle of winter, I’m sure that parents and teachers need all the printable activities they can get their hands on!
These FREE printable winter coloring sheets are perfect for young toddlers through preschoolers. Toddlers will love coloring the pictures and learning new winter items and preschoolers can practice tracing letters, words, and even copying those letters on the page.
I have included a small batch of my printables that are available at my Teachers Pay Teachers shop here. If you like these activities, feel free to purchase the whole set with many more pages or even the Valentine’s Day color and write sheets here.
For now, enjoy the free printable sheets (download below) that I’m offering you and get your child practicing their fine motor skills immediately!
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What You Need:
- Free printable winter coloring and writing sheets (download available below)
- Coloring utensils (finger crayons are perfect for little hands or washable markers)
- Pencil (preferably, but they can use crayon or marker too)
What To Do:
- Download and print the coloring pages.
- Have your toddler or preschooler color in the picture using finger crayons or washable markers. I love finger crayons because they are perfect for little hands to hold and promote the proper grasp. This way your child will hold their writing utensil correctly as they get older. Washable markers are a given!
- Have them trace the letters below with their finger first. Then trace it over with a crayon, marker or pencil.
- Then, copy the letters on the line below to the best of their ability.
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Skills That are Addressed:
Your toddler or preschooler will develop or strengthen a few new skills with this free printable winter activity.
Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills are strengthened when your child does anything with their hands, especially coloring and writing! He or she will be working the small muscles in their hands and arms to develop more precision and coordination.
Be sure to remind them to stay in the lines, as well as color the entire picture. Young children tend to stop after a few strokes and think that coloring a picture just means making a few colored lines in the middle.
Letter Learning and Recognition
These letters are large enough for young ones who are just learning to recognize their letters. They can easily trace each letter with their finger and pencil.
Hand Eye Coordination
When coloring, tracing, and copying, your hands and eyes are working together. When your child copies the letters, he’ll need to look at the letters above it in order to figure out exactly how to form each letter.
I hope you and your child enjoyed this winter color and trace activity. Check out some more winter activities by browsing the site.
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Check out my Teachers Pay Teachers Shop here to find many more fun activities like this. You can purchase a whole bundle of toddler and preschool winter printable activities here, as well!