When it comes to developing and strengthening fine motor skills, LEGO takes the cake! What an amazing way to promote the development of young hands and minds! We have spent many afternoons creating towers, cars, castles, school buildings and so many more LEGO activities. Your students will love this winter themed fine motor activity for LEGO.

Winter Theme Lego Mats Fine Motor Activity

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Materials for the Winter Fine Motor Mats for LEGO

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Dry Erase Marker
  • LEGO

The Winter Fine Motor Mats with LEGO Bricks includes so many important skills! The set includes nine winter themed LEGO challenges. Each mat includes a picture to build, the picture word, a large letter to highlight the initial sound of the word, and spaces to count and record how many bricks built by color. Whew! That is a ton of preschool winter fine motor activities and skill practice.

Winter Fine Motor Activity for LEGO

Regardless of what activity you use LEGO for, students will definitely work on their fine motor skills. For preschoolers, it’s best to try to incorporate fine motor into as many winter activities as possible, including ABCs, numbers, and sight words!

Build pictures with LEGO bricks for fine motor challenges. Great for OT and preschool!

Fine motor winter activities for preschool strengthen the muscles and dexterity of the hand, fingers and thumbs. These muscles are necessary for tasks such as eating, zipping, buttoning, and of course, writing. As children gain strength and dexterity, handwriting and scissor skills improve.

The LEGO winter printable activity also incorporates letters, beginning sounds, counting, and sorting. While all of these skills are being strengthened, children thing they are simply playing a game because they are using LEGO!

Free printable fine motor activities for your LEGO bricks.

This is a great resource! “

My students love building with LEGO bricks and these mats help those that cannot think of what to build. In addition it allows my experienced builders to try out some new things. Thank you for creating such helpful activities!- Berit L.

How to Prep the Winter Fine Motor Activity for Preschoolers

Print and laminate the fine motor cards. Cut apart the individual fine motor mats.
Grab your LEGO bricks, dry erase writing utensils and let’s go!

If you prefer not to laminate activities, our other favorite option is to use dry erase pockets. This allows the activities to be used over and over without using lamination process. You can still use these to write with dry erase markers or crayons. You can also set LEGO bricks or other counters on top as well.

Build a snowman with LEGO bricks using these winter fine motor activities for LEGO bricks.

I prefer laminating for activities that I know we will use over and over, like this one. I KNOW this is going to be a hit. Otherwise, I slide them into a dry erase pocket until we are ready to move on.

We used the LEGO Classic set. The newer sets have light bricks like pink and purple as well as the traditional colors. The colors that we use in this activity are: Brown, Dark and Light Blue, Pink, White, Red, Purple, Orange, Black, Yellow, and Grey.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a good chance that you will not have enough of some colors. (Especially the purple, brown and orange bricks.) This is a GREAT opportunity to help your kids use flexible thinking and find out ways to create the pictures with different colors, using multiple small bricks to make a larger brick.

Practice the part-part-whole concept by substituting small bricks for large LEGO with this simple winter fine motor activity.

We have a fairly large collection of bricks, including many LEGO Winter Village sets and we did not have enough purple.

Practice counting with kindergarteners using these winter fine motor activities for LEGO bricks.

You can always purchase individual colors from Amazon toy shop to fill in the ones that are missing from your LEGO sensory bin. I will be sharing several of these fine motor mats for LEGO bricks throughout the year, so it could be a good investment for future activities.

How To Use the Winter Fine Motor Mats for LEGO:

We have included nine winter themed fine motor mats total in both English and Spanish (woohoo!!). Each fine motor mat includes a winter themed picture (listed below), a big bubble letter, as well as lines to count the colors that appear.

Free printable fine motor activity with winter theme for practicing pincer grasp.

Pictures included on the Winter Fine Motor Mats for LEGO:

  • Snowflake– copo de nieve
  • Skate- patines de hielo
  • Snowman- muñeco de nieve
  • Mitten- mitón
  • School- escuela
  • Cocoa- cacao
  • Penguin- pingüino
  • Hat- gorro
  • Tree- árbol

Each page highlights the uppercase initial letter as well as the entire word. This is fantastic for letter recognition and beginning sounds. Students can use a dry erase marker or dry erase crayon to trace the letter.

Each page also has a space to record each brick color with a dry erase marker.

Finally, the main event. Each page has a winter themed picture with grids that are the size of the LEGO blocks. This provides a map for kids to use to create each picture with LEGO.

While I worked hard to try to make the picture grid the correct size, I know that every printer is a little bit different. It may work better to have the kids create the picture on a LEGO baseplate using the picture as a guide.

Just a fair warning…. there will be LEGO on the floor…next to the glitter and beaded snowflakes leftover from holiday season…

Additional Fine Motor Ideas:

  • To strengthen fine motor skills even more, put LEGO blocks in a big tray or bowl and use fine motor tweezers to pull specific colors, sizes or shapes.
  • Sort blocks by color, then count them and add up all of the numbers to find the total number of blocks.
  • Form the large letter with play dough and place it on top of the mat.
  • Increase the challenge by creating the picture with LEGO on the side of the fine motor mat instead of on top of it.
  • Create a Christmas tree with additional bricks as “ornaments.”

Pair the Winter Fine Motor Mats for LEGO bricks with fun winter books for an easy math and literacy project!

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Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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  1. Sounds perfect for my little construction fanatic. I’ve tried to download the printable three times. Typed my email address and hit enter, but it goes straight to Thanks for downloading the printable, but no printable is downloaded. Any advice?

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