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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities: as a basic foundation in any preschool classroom is to provide plenty of opportunities for kids to get hands-on, effective fine motor practice. This post is filled with fun freebies and activities that you can include in your preschool homeschool or classroom this February!

The activities in this post are included in this Valentine’s Day Math and Literacy Preschool pack.

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

I’ve included so many freebies in this post. They are mostly 1 or 2 pages each from some of the activities included in the pack. I’ve done this so you can try them out in your preschool / homeschool to see how your kids benefit from them.

So make sure that you click on the images in this post to grab each freebie!

Finger Counting Puzzles

The first activity we did is matched the number digits to the matching finger counting image. These puzzles are so easy to assemble and complete! Your students will LOVE them. I laminated them and got the students to show me their fingers as they count the numbers and them find the puzzle with the same number of fingers.

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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Color Matching Clip Cards

These clip cards are also very easy to assemble, just cut them up and have the kids clip the matching color of the heart each kid is holding. You can even use any counters or buttons to get the kids to show their answers.

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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Shape Mazes

Have you ever used mazes with your kids? They will love these! They can use a dry erase marker to trace around the maze to find the exit. That way if they make any errors you can easily erase those and start over. The best part about these is they learn the shape name as they trace.

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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Upper and Lowercase Letter Clip Cards

Are your kiddos working on matching their upper and lowercase letters yet? Little miss 2 hasn’t started this although she is so eager to work on everything all at once, it’s too early to use these with her but preschoolers aged 4 or 5 can easily work on this skill to get them even more ready for kindergarten.

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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Uppercase Letter Identification Find & Cover the Chocolates on the Heart

Do you have some mini chocolates laying around? Use them or even little MnM’s (who doesn’t love those) and get the kids to identify the chocolates with the uppercase letter in the middle. You can use any manipulative of course but chocolate just makes everything more fun!

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February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Here are some more activities in the pack, add these fun Valentine’s Day themed picture cards to your busy bags or preschool fine motor centers. Just use pom poms, mini erasers or any colored counters and have the kids place each one in the empty circles. You can use large tongs for these for even more practice.

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Here’s another fun activity we did together, matching the beginning sound letter to the image shown in the circles on the Valentine bees. Great for developing fine motor skills AND phonics. Grab bottle caps, dot stickers and a marker. Use those to label the letters and you’re set to go!

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Here’s the picture after they have completed it:

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Some preschoolers will find this activity difficult, so you can definitely differentiate this activity with the options given in the pack. There are letter filled circles and image filled ones so you can get your ELL’s to work on matching their letters for example and your more able students to work on beginning sounds. 😉

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Letter, Word or Number?

This fun pocket chart activity will have the kids wanting to play this everyday! After laminating the cards, have the kids sort between the letters, words or numbers and place them underneath the correct heading. The first page is free.

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Alphabet Missing Letter Mailbox Letter Match

This activity helps kids identify the beginning letter sound. Just print the mailbox cards and place them in a pocket chart or on the table in a center. The kids can sort and match the ‘letter cards’ under the correct mailbox.

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Here are some more activities included in the pack.

Preschoolers can work on their middle vowel sounds / CVC words with this center. They match the CVC words with the missing vowels to the correct owl house. I used a pocket chart for this activity but you can definitely also do this at a center.

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

This center is one of my favorites. Students get to pick a number card (or you can use number blocks or any pre-made mini number cards), and have the kids match that number of letters onto the Bunny Mail Mat. So much fun!

February Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities

Valentine’s Day Vocabulary magnetic letter matching activity.

You can use the recording sheet below with a number die or with the cards provided in the pack.

And of course! We have to include some play dough activities! Here I’ve included letters A-Z as well as the Dolch Pre-primer set of sight words to use with the provided dough mat. Of course you can use any sight word cards you have on hand too!

If you loved the activities above, you can purchase the full pack on TPT at half off this week!

Preschool Valentine's Day February Centers and Fine Motor Activities

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