Inside: Looking for fun Christmas fine motor activities? Here are 18 fun ideas that get the hands and fingers ready for writing!
So many parents want to know when their children can write.
My answer is always once their arms, hands, and fingers are strong enough. There is so much that happens before a child has the strength to hold a pencil correctly. I am thinking about this with every theme, every activity that we put together. Large groups, small groups, art, sensory….all over the classroom, indoors and out!
I was so happy to find these 18 Christmas fine motor activities for preschoolers. I hope you enjoy them, too!
18 Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
Wrap yarn around paper Christmas trees.
Transfer jingle bells while handling a magnetic wand.
Move your entire arm while creating spin art trees.
Move jingle bells from paint to paper for a fun fine motor experience.
Transfer small pom poms and other pieces to make a gingerbread man. (Living Montessori Now)
Practice fine motor skills by making a foam geoboard tree. (Fun-a-Day)
Download free Christmas mats to use with play dough. (This Reading Mama)
Slice strawberries and bananas to make santa snacks. (Smart School House)
Turn a shoe box into a Christmas tree pom pom push box. (Free printable from The Activity Mom)
Sort green and red M&M’s and make a Christmas wreath using a free template. (Toddler Approved)
Paint egg carton cups green and create a fine motor Christmas tree. (Sugar Aunts)
Transfer and sort jingle bells using tweezers. (I Can Teach My Child)
Create a sticky tree and make a mural with small pieces. (No Time for Flash Cards)
Push Christmas party picks into styrofoam to make a winter village. (And Next Comes L)
Paint with pom poms on Christmas trees to work those little fingers. (Fantastic Fun and Learning)
Keep kids busy with a Christmas cutting tray and strengthen those scissor skills. (Mama, Papa, Bubba)
Teach your children how to thread with homemade Christmas lacing cards that can be used as ornaments. (Happy Hooligans)
Use the fingers to press green paper onto sticky paper to make a mosaic Christmas tree for your window. (House of Burke)
You will find hundreds of Christmas ideas on my Pinterest board!
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