You may have noticed that Pinterest is already full of Christmas activities and ideas. I felt a bit of a panic when I saw that and realized that I needed to get on my game. One of our most popular posts has been on Fall Fine Motor Activities, so I was inspired to gather some of my favorite Christmas Fine Motor Skills Activities. These are great for preschoolers and kindergartners to work on strengthening their important small hand muscles. Fine motor skills help with writing and cutting, so getting kids to practice them in a fun way is always a good thing.
There are a number of supplies that I love to have on hand for practicing fine motor skills. Eye droppers are great for squeezing up water. Kids Tongs can be used with pom poms and other small items. Pipe cleaners and styrofoam blocks offer a variety of fine motor uses.
Each link number corresponds with a number in the photos below so you can see exactly what the activities look like.
1. Santa Hats Cup Stacking Game from Lalymom
2. Snip Santa’s Beard Cutting Practice from Hands On As We Grow
3. Santa’s Frozen Hands Ice Melt Science from Little Bins for Little Hands
4. Reindeer Dot Marker Printable from Still Playing School
5. Decorate Felt Christmas Trees from Buggy and Buddy
6. Fine Motor Christmas Trees from I Can Teach My Child
7. Christmas Pattern Place Mat from Mess for Less
8. Fine Motor Egg Carton Christmas Tree from Sugar Aunts
9. Sponge Painting Christmas Tree from Mama OT
10. Fine Motor Pipe Cleaner Tree from Powerful Mothering
11. Yarn Bead Christmas Tree Craft from The Imagination Tree
12. Fine Motor Christmas Trees from Fun-A-Day
13. Christmas Fine Motor Playdough from Racheous
14. Christmas Play Dough from Mess for Less
15. Fine Motor Christmas Game from Lalymom
16. Christmas Tree Fun with Lids from The Educators’ Spin on It
17. Jingle Bell Drop from Mama OT
18. Christmas Fine Motor Skills Activity with Styrofoam, Toothpicks and Beads from Sow, Sprout, Play
19. Gingerbread Man Fine Motor Activity from Living Montessori Now
20. Gift Wrapping Fine Motor Activity from Gift of Curiousity
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