We’re hitting the slopes hard today! Our Lil’s will be tracing and cutting the slopes that our olympic skiers and snowboarders are riding.

This activity will encourage your Lil’s to work on their cutting and writing skills and of course, that will improve their fine motor skills.

Grab your FREE Hit the Slopes Template below in the Required Materials section.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Writing

  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

Required Materials

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Hit the Slopes Template

*Scissors

*Markers

Step #1
Print and cut out the Hit the Slopes Template.
*Adults cut on the solid lines to make the pieces more manageable for our Lil’s to cut or trace on the dotted lines.
Step #2
Trace the slopes on the tracing pages.
Step #3

Cut on the dotted line for the cutting pages.

There are various levels of cutting, but don’t be discouraged if your Lil’ isn’t quite ready yet. Practice will allow them to grow and get better.

  • Level 1: Ripping – we’re not using scissors at all here. Instead we are using our fingers to rip the paper. This will build our scissor using muscles!
  • Level 2: Snipping – This is when your Lil’ is cutting through a small piece of paper with one simple cut.
  • Level 3: Fringe – This is when your Lil’ is using 1 or more cuts, but they are controlling their cutting enough to stop before they cut through the paper.
  • Level 4: Straights – This is when your Lil’ is in control of their cutting and is able to cut on straight lines and shapes.
  • Level 5: Curves – This is when our Lil’ is in control of their cutting and is able to cut on curved lines and shapes.

Our template includes all levels, but if your Lil’ is only a level 2, no need to fret. You can either skip the harder pages or allow your Lil’ to cut the harder pages at whatever level they are at.

Teacher Tip

I chose to laminate the tracing templates because it allows me to trace over it in dry erase marker and then erase for Rea to try. I have learned that she is a very visual learner and needs to see me doing an activity before she is ready to replicate it.

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