Christmas time is an exciting time for preschoolers! Along with the lights, colors, and business of Christmas, preschoolers love themed activities. This year try these fine motor activities for Christmas with your preschoolers to help them learn and grow through the holidays.

This year try these fine motor activities for Christmas with your preschoolers to help them learn and grow through the holidays.

10 Fine Motor Activities for Christmas

Without a doubt, your preschoolers will love the trees, Christmas lights, and festivities of the holiday season. Sneak in learning with this set of activities from some of our favorite sites. Feel free to leave a comment with your favorite fine motor activities!

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Craft | Fantastic Fun and Learning – Simple and beautiful! All you need for this great fine motor craft is your favorite washi tape and paper. Children can help cut out a tree outline then decorate as they would like with colorful tape!

December Fine Motor Shelf | Trillium  Montessori – Your December shelves can be filled with fine motor fun! There’s plenty of Christmas inspiration for your child as they use Christmas themed materials for fine motor work.

Jumbled Snowman | Playground Parkbench – This is adorable and there’s NO MESS! This snowman themed winter activity is perfect for preschoolers while you prepare for guests this Christmas. One important tip: double bag the snowman!

Tinkering Trees | Left Brian Craft Brain – Preschoolers are going to gravitate to this fine motor activity this Christmas. Use nuts and bolt to build shiny Christmas trees this winter! Leave this activity on your shelves after once your preschoolers are comfortable with small pieces.

Homemade Christmas Tree Window Clings | My Mundane and Miraculous Life – Preschoolers LOVE helping with Christmas decorations. This year, make your own window clings with a couple simple materials and allow your children to practice their fine motor skills as they move and decorate their Christmas tree window.

This year try these fine motor activities for Christmas with your preschoolers to help them learn and grow through the holidays.

Fine Motor String Art Tree Christmas Cards | The Mad House – This is one of the MUST try fine motor activities for Christmas. I can’t believe how simple it is for children to help create customized and beautiful Christmas cards this winter! You should have most of these materials already in your Christmas stash too!

Gift Wrapping | Gift of Curiosity – Gift wrapping is a simple way for your children to practice fine motor skills this Christmas. Invite your children to help wrap the gifts as you share more about giving with them this holiday season.

Kid-Made Christmas Tree Ornament | Fantastic Fun and Learning – Ask your preschoolers to help decorate the tree with these simple Christmas ornament. You’ll need to grab a couple materials, like blunt needles and plastic mesh. They should be easy to find at your local art store.

Christmas Fine Motor Busy Bag | Life Over C’s – I love how customized you can make this Christmas themed busy bag. Clothes pins maybe painted or decorated with washi tape while wooden figures can be colored or painted. Once the crafting is done, you can add number to each material as well to add on a little counting practice!

Fine Motor & Color Sorting Christmas Tree | Teach Me Mommy – Felt is a great material to use for Christmas fine motor work! Grab green scraps of felt and tweeters for this fine motor activity for Christmas! Leave this tray on your Christmas themed learning shelves for extra fine motor practice this winter.

Fine Motor Activities for Christmas and Winter

This year try these fine motor activities for Christmas with your preschoolers to help them learn and grow through the holidays.


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