We want to start encouraging our Lil’ Creators to write more and more. This simple vocabulary activity will do just that!
With this activity we are working on recognizing that a group of letters are words and that words convey meaning.
This is an essential pre-writing and pre-reading skill.
Grab a FREE copy of the Winter Games Template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Uses writing materials to write (pencils, pens, crayons, markers)
  • Makes marks or scribbles as to represent words
  • Recognizes that writing is used to create meaning (scribbles a letter or grocery list) using some legible letters or words

Fine Motor

  • 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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Winter Games Vocabulary Template



Step #1
Print and cut out the Winter Games Vocabulary Template.
Step #2
Invite your Lil’ to match the written word to the corresponding image.

You will have to read the word for them.

This will begin to teach them that letters are strung together to create words which convey meaning. This is a CRUCIAL skill and should not be overlooked.

Step #3
If your Lil’ is interested, they can trace over the written words using marker, pencil, crayons, or any other writing tool they choose.


Do not push this. It is not required or expected that your Lil’ be able to write a bunch of words, however if your Lil’ is showing interest in writing this is a wonderful opportunity for them to try!

Teacher Tip

I chose to laminate my vocabulary cards so that Rea and use dry erase markers on them as she is really loving any excuse to use dry erase markers these days.


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