During the cold winter months, bundling up in mittens, scarves and other winter clothing is a must, which makes today’s winter clothes worksheet a fun way to work on various skills with children in the theme of winter! We’ve covered quite a few different winter occupational therapy activities here on the site, and this winter clothes printable supports visual perceptual skill building in fun ways during the cold months of the year.
Our free color and count worksheet goes really well with this printable so be sure to grab that resource, too.
And, grab this mitten printable for fine motor and visual motor skill development.
Winter Clothes Worksheet
Using creative themes and activities in therapy is a fun way to practice meaningful and functional skills in creative ways. That’s where the winter clothes worksheet that you’ll find below comes into play.
Winter means different things for different people depending on their climate. Winter in the southern United States means adding a sweatshirt, possibly a hat at the bus stop early in the morning. In the northern states winter is a different story. Up north, winter starts in mid- September and seems to last until May. I have northern roots but am a southern girl by heart.
Winter months in cold areas of the world mean bundling up and adding clothes. Mittens, hats, coats, snow pants, boots, gloves, earmuffs, thick socks, long johns, and lots of layers are the customary daily garb.
You can add this winter clothing printable to a few others from our Member’s Club, which you’ll find in the Winter Therapy Theme (Level 2 members):
- Winter Pattern Paper Chain activity
- Winter Words ABC order
- Winter Listen and Color
- Build a Sweater Craft
- Winter Clothing Checklist
- Winter Clothes Worksheet: Word Scramble
- Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Earmuffs
- Winter hat Hole Punch Cards
- Match the Mittens
- Mittens Lacing Cards
- Winter Clothes I Spy Sheet
- Winter Clothing Handwriting pages
Since bundling up is a daily chore in the frozen north, why not add all it to your treatment plan?
The Warm Winter Clothes Worksheet is a cute winter printable PDF designed to target the underlying skills of visual discrimination, visual figure ground, and visual attention, making it a great winter clothes worksheet for kindergarten or early primary grades.
Winter Clothes Worksheet for Therapy
This winter worksheet prompts users to find the number of articles of winter clothing, but there are coloring and handwriting options as well. It’s a cute winter printable to build essential skills while using meaningful, relevant content.
What does this winter number tracing worksheet work on besides visual perception?
- Kinesthetic awareness – Kinesthetic learning means learning by doing and this worksheet supports practice skills.
- Hand strength and dexterity – Coloring while staying on the lines builds hand strength in the muscles of the hands and develops muscle control. Check out the In Hand Manipulation Blog which covers what this skill means as well as activities.
- Visual motor skills –Combining what is seen visually and what is written motorically. Visual Motor Skills takes coordination to be able to translate information from visual input to motor output. Coloring, drawing, counting, cutting, and tracing are some visual motor skills.
- Visual Perception – Developing visual perceptual skills supports learning, reading, writing, and basically every functional task done throughout the day. One example addressed in this winter clothing worksheet is the figure ground skills to see where one item start and finishes, scanning to find all answers, and visual closure to understand that dotted lines will create something.
- Strength – Core strength needed for sitting, shoulder/elbow/wrist stability, finger strength, and head control all play their role in writing.
- Bilateral Coordination – Bilateral coordination is needed to use both hands together in a coordinated manner, which is important in handwriting and coloring. Be sure your learner uses their helper hand for stabilizing the paper while using their dominant hand for writing. You can target this skill by taping the worksheet to the wall on the bottom of the page. The user then has to work on the vertical surface and hold the paper up so they can write or color.
- Counting/Learning Numbers – Count the items to understand number concepts in addition to tracing them. Work on learning to write numbers by using this worksheet along with others on our site.
- Social/Executive Function – Following directions, turn taking, task completion, orienting to details, neatness, multi-tasking, attending to task, and impulse control can be addressed using this Warm Winter Clothing Printable PDF.
When using a task such as this number tracing worksheet, therapists can utilize and focus on all the above skills or just one or two.
There are times when I am working more on executive function than fine motor skills but will use this task with more of my focus on these executive function skills.
When using this worksheet in therapy, my documentation note might not say much about their number formation, counting skills, or neatness, but how well they were able to attend to the task, complete the task, follow directions, and control their impulses.
How to Modify a Winter Clothing Worksheet
The nice thing about using a worksheet in therapy sessions, is that you can print off the page as many times as you need to and use it with your whole caseload. OR, print it off once and slide it into a page protector sleeve. Then, use the winter clothing printable with the whole caseload. Just wipe off the page protector sleeve in between uses.
How do I incorporate or modify this task for the needs of all my learners?
There are lots of ways to modify this activity to meet various needs!
- This sheet can be laminated for reusability or marker use
- Print off the number tracing worksheet on different colored paper for readability,
- Print the number tracing worksheet in an enlarged or smaller size
- Add more details to make the activity more complex
- Use a cardboard window to show only portions of the sheet to make the activity simpler
Try having learners color the shapes and write the numbers independently on the back to add more visual motor tasks to this winter clothes worksheet.
This covers one day of winter, what about the other 240?
Glad you asked! The OT Toolbox is stuffed with activities, blog posts and work pages to fill those winter days. The Winter Fine Motor Kit full of handouts and PDF files provides several visual motor tasks to be used throughout the winter season.
You can grab the Winter Fine Motor Kit inside our shop OR, OT Toolbox Member’s Club members can log into your account and grab the whole Winter Fine Motor Kit, along with hundreds of other printable resources.
Winter is a very long season. Especially if you are not a fan of the cold weather (author raises hand). Adding fun activities and games can take some of the monotony and sting out of the long cold days. Moving south can also take the bitterness out of winter, but we are full.
Brrrrrr, bundle up!
Free Winter Clothes Worksheet
This printable is located inside the Member’s Club in our Winter Therapy Theme. Or, if you’re not yet a member, enter your email address into the form below.
Victoria Wood, OTR/L has been providing Occupational Therapy treatment in pediatrics for more than 25 years. She has practiced in hospital settings (inpatient, outpatient, NICU, PICU), school systems, and outpatient clinics in several states. She has treated hundreds of children with various sensory processing dysfunction in the areas of behavior, gross/fine motor skills, social skills and self-care. Ms. Wood has also been a featured speaker at seminars, webinars, and school staff development training. She is the author of Seeing your Home and Community with Sensory Eyes.