Poke Picture Free Printable Game

Have you ever used a poke picture to practice fine motor skills and concentration? It is a frequent activity in Montessori classrooms to work on strengthening the fingers and attention to task.

Have you ever used a poke picture to practice fine motor skills and concentration? It is a frequent activity in Montessori classrooms to work on strengthening the fingers and attention to task. Young children seem to enjoy working on the poke pictures. This freebie is a twist on the traditional poke picture. It is a pin poke game!

This freebie is from the complete Year of Push Pin Games packet. The complete pin poking game packet includes the following 12 games: Back to School, Apples, Halloween, Turkey Trot, Santa’s Reindeer race, Winter, Valentines, Over the Rainbow, Bunny Hop, Ready Set Grow, Beach and Olympics. 

How to Play the Poke Picture Game

How to Play the Montessori Pin Poking Game:

  1. Print the game (download at the bottom of the post for free) and put it on a cork board, foam or heavy cardboard.
  2. Roll a die and put in that number of push pins.
  3. First player to the end is the winner!

Video of the Poke Picture Game in Action

You can watch a quick time lapse video of the game in action. The children roll the die and put in the push pins to help the kids get to the school supplies.

Want to Make it Easier?

Using a push pin can be hard for children if they have very weak hand muscles. To make it easier, put the printed game board over styrofoam – they will be much easier to put in styrofoam compared to traditional cork board. Try different pin or thumb tacks too – some are easier than others.

Want to Make it Harder?

Hang the poke picture game on a cork board that is hanging on the wall. The children will also be working on shoulder and wrist strengthening.

If You Don’t Have Push Pins, You Can Still Play

If you do not have have any push pins, you can still play the game. Instead of pushing the tacks in the children can color in the small circles or put small dot stickers on each circle.

Download your FREE Poke Picture Game

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Have you ever used a poke picture to practice fine motor skills and concentration? It is a frequent activity in Montessori classrooms to work on strengthening the fingers and attention to task.