These fun, free printable egg pattern mats make a great fine motor activity for preschoolers.
Use them with loose parts, playdough, collage, or markers to work on fine motor and pre-writing skills.
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These egg pattern tracing mats are perfect for a fine motor activity for Easter. They are a great, low-prep, ‘print and go’ activity that will encourage kids to work on fine motor skills in a fun, hands-on, way.
If you are celebrating Easter, or perhaps your kids are learning about birds and eggs, these egg pattern tracing printables (scroll to the end of the post to get the printables) can be used in so many fun and creative ways.
We came up with three fun and easy ways to use these printable Easter egg pattern mats to build fine motor skills, plus quite a few more ideas you might like to try as well.
However you use these egg pattern mats, they are sure to be a hit with your kids!
If your kids love this fun fine motor activity, you might like to try one of these easy activities to practice fine motor skills.
Easter Egg Pattern Mats and Loose Parts
Decorate your eggs with some loose parts play.
Collect a variety of loose parts small enough to line up along the patterns of the eggs, or use the blank egg and some small treasures to decorate it way you like.
We used glass gems, wooden shapes, beads, straws, sequins and more to decorate our eggs with loose parts.
Easter Egg Pattern Mats and Playdough
Get out some playdough, or make a fresh batch of our easy microwave playdough, and use the dough to follow the patterns on the egg tracing mats.
Rolling out long sausages of dough to follow the lines of the patterns is a great small muscle work out for little hands. You could even combine the playdough with some loose parts of natural materials to make your eggs even more fabulous!
If your kids love using playdough with these egg pattern mats they might also like this Easter playdough mat set
Easter Egg Pattern Mats and Natural Materials
Collect some natural materials to decorate your eggs.
Using natural materials to follow the patterns on the eggs makes some gorgeous designs.
You could collect some flower petals, leaves, stones, sticks, grass, or seed pods to decorate your eggs.
More Ways to Use these Egg Pattern Mats
There are so many more fun ways to use these Easter egg pattern mats.
Grab some pencils, markers or highlighters and trace along the lines on each egg. This is a great way to practice pre-writing skills. Once you have traced all the lines you might like to colour in the eggs, or pop the pages into a plastic pocket and use a dry erase marker to trace again and again.
Use cotton buds (q-tips) and try some cotton bud painting along the lines to really give those small hand muscles a workout. Or grab some dot markers for some low-mess painting fun that is perfect for toddlers.
Collect some collage materials and have fun sticking items along the lines.
Another great fine motor activity is cutting, so work those scissor skills by on cutting along the dotted lines. For beginners with scissors it will be helpful to cut out the egg first and offer the easiest patterns to cut.
Free Printable Easter Egg Pattern Mats
There are ten different patterned eggs in this set, plus one blank egg so you can make your own designs if you wish.
The free printable pattern mats are ready to print and use, no other preparation required.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
What other ways can you decorate these Easter eggs?
I’m sure you and your kids can come up with lots of other great ways to use these egg pattern mats.
If your kids enjoyed this fun Easter fine motor activity the may also like these ideas: