Why this Free Printable Snowflake Activity Will Build Fine Motor Skills


This free printable snowflake activity is a super fun and easy winter craft for your preschool classroom. Your kids will be so excited to use a hole punch as they complete the snow-themed activity that they won’t even realize that they are building strength in their little hands.

Why This Snowflake Craft Is a Great Fine Motor Activity

Are you looking for fun ways to help kids build hand strength and improve their fine motor skills? 

Kids love playing with hole punches.  That’s why hole punch activities are extremely motivating for preschoolers and kindergarteners.

Each time a child uses a hole punch to add holes to paper or craft projects, he or she is building hand strength. Building strength in their hands helps kids as they learn to use scissors or write with pencils.

This free snowflake printable will give your kids to work on scissor skills and use a hole punch. It’s the perfect winter-themed fine motor activity that is perfect for your winter units and lesson plans.

The printable is part of the Fine Motor Hole Punch Activity Set that is available in my store.    If you like the free sample page, you can get more hole punch activity pages for the whole year.

free printable snowflake craft with a holepunch

Supplies Needed for the snowflake activity

Here are the supplies that I used to make our simple snowflake craft.

  • paper or cardstock in blue, lilac, pink, and white
  • scissors
  • hole punches

You may also want to provide some additional supplies like crayons, markers, glitter glue, sequins, gems, etc. to decorate the paper snowflakes.

How to Make the Snowflake Craft

To get started, print the snowflakes.  Printing on colored paper always looks nice.  But we are talking about snow….so they will look great on white as well.  The snowflakes print four per sheet.  You can easily cut the paper into quarters and place a pile in your winter fine motor or art center for your kids.

printable snowflake activity and craft
snowflake activity printable

Cutting Practice

Kids can begin by practicing cutting with scissors as they cut on the dotted line around the snowflake.

snowflake activity for preschool with scissors
preschool snowflake craft and fine motor activity

Hole Punch Activity

After cutting around the snowflake, kids can punch out all of the small circles around the snowflake with a hole punch.

snowflake fine motor activity with holepunch

Decorate the Snowflake

Finally, the fun fine motor activity can become a creative activity.  Kids can decorate their snowflakes with crayons, glitter glue, etc.

Decorate the snowflake printable with glitter and gems

Ideas for using the Snowflake Craft

Looking for additional ways to use this cute snow activity?  Here are some fun ideas for the craft.

  • Use the snowflakes as ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree, or room.
  • Spread the snowflakes on a table for table decor.
  • Experiment with different kinds of hole punches.
  • Don’t want to use a hole punch?  Kids can use cotton swabs to paint the dots on the printable snowflakes.
  • Attach a snowflake to a gift bag or present as a gift tag.

Download the Simple Snowflake Printable

Are you ready to get your free printable snowflake activity?   Click the link below and I’ll send the snowflake printable directly to your inbox.

Purchase the COMPLETE Hole Punch Activity Set

Do you want fun hole punch activities to use all year long?  Click on the image below to purchase the Fine Motor Hole Punch Activity Set from my store.

fine motor hole punch activities

I hope that you and your kiddos enjoy making and decorating my snowflakes. 

Additional Snowflake Activity Ideas

Here are some additional snow activities that are perfect for your kids in preschool and kindergarten.

Snowflake Slime by Little Bins for Little Hands

Snowflake Stamp Art by OT Toolbox

Snowflake Fine Motor Craft by Modern Preschool

Additional Winter Resources From The Store

Are you looking for additional fine motor activities for your kids?  You might also enjoy these resources from my store. 

Click on the image below to check them out.

snowflake cutting patterns

snowman name puzzles
snowflake activities for preschool and pre-k


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