Do you have a preschool age child at home? Do you homeschool like us? I've been creating more preschool resources and fun packets for my little preschooler. In making these, I've thought about developing her fine motor skills, adding songs, early pattern building, scissor cutting (which she loves) + more. Keep reading to download my snowman preschool play packet and a sampling of my full packet as a FREEBIE! :)
Granted, preschool children need LOTS of movement, activity and play built into their day, this packet is to support you in that very small fraction of time when you have them sit down and focus on a skill. The easiest and most enjoyable way to do this is through play. Snowman Hats is a fun game to begin to teach number recognition and work on counting. Draw a number card and stack that number of hats on the snowman! This is silly and fun!
Use the same concept to play Buttons on the Snowman. Draw a number card and place the number of buttons on the snowman. Use real buttons! That helps also develop those fine motor skills.
Six pattern Cards help develop the skill of looking at objects in detail and finding repetition. Your preschooler will arrange the matching cards under the pattern card to replicate the pattern shown. These range from a simple order of different objects without repetition to kindergarten style AB and ABBA patterns.
Snowman Cutting pages are a big hit in our house. I actually made Christmas Cutting pages last semester as an itroduction to using scissors. She now expects these pages to be an easy grab when her sister is doing school. I have her cut one page a day (which she can do independently now) and glue them in a dollar store booklet. I like keeping a compilation of work for my children so they can see their progress. If these are your child's first cutting pages, start with the simplest design first.
Snowman Lines help develop fine motor skills which are a prerequiste to writing letters. Therefore, I made the sheets with dotted arrow lines which would be the building blocks of the lines needed to make letters. We slide these into page protectors and use a tissue and low odor board marker so she can practice them everyday! These are also a big hit! This time, I also made a blank name card page. Just print. Write your child's name in a thick marker. Place in a page protector and re-use. *It's important to note the importance of taking the time to teach them the proper way to form the letters from the get-go. As you will work more with them in prek4, it's fine to start with this large print name mat and their name at this point.
That's not all that's included in my snowman packet, so please check it out on my shop! I'd love to hear your feedback! I hope you and your baby enjoy it as much as we have!
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Here are my suggestions for great snowman books to read aloud with your little one! Enjoy!
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