Fine motor skills play an important role in early childhood. Developing fine motor skills allows kids to strengthen the muscles needed for activities such as holding writing tools, and ultimately controlling the movements needed to write, along with other life skills such as buttoning, zipping, and more. Building fine motor skills certainly doesn’t have to be boring. These 20 Christmas fine motor activities are great to add to your playful activities this season. They’re sure to be a hit with your little ones!
*Pair with our December Math and Literacy Clip Cards for Kindergarten!
20 Christmas Fine Motor Activities
Have a blast watching your own tree grow with this Grow Your Own Christmas Tree Sponge. / Gift of Curiosity
Make good use of those recycled cardboard tubes with this Ornament Stamped Christmas Tree Craft. / I Heart Crafty Things
Decorate, peel, and decorate again with this Reusable Pom Pom Christmas Tree Busy Bag. / Powerful Mothering
Dab away with a Q-tip and make a fun Christmas Craft Q-tip Tree. / Mess for Less
String beads and be creative with this Yarn and Bead Christmas Tree Craft. / The Imagination Tree
Flex those fine motor muscles through using a hole punch while making Fine Motor Christmas Trees. / I Can Teach My Child
Raid your craft supplies for some pipe cleaners and create a fun Candy Cane Pipe Cleaner Garland. / Craftulate
Work on grip with this awesome Snowball Fine Motor Busy Bag. / Modern Preschool
Build up scissor skills with a Christmas Cutting Tray. / Cutting Tiny Bites
Listen to fun sounds with a game of Jingle Bell Drop. / Kids Play Box
Open and close a container, and use finger muscles to push jingle bells with this Jingle Bell Christmas Busy Box. / And Next Comes L
Set up an engaging gift wrapping station with this Gift Wrapping Fine Motor Activity. / Gift of Curiosity
Have a blast weaving and make a Ribbon Weave Christmas Tree. / School Time Snippets
Order by size and build a Christmas tree with this Felt Tree Stacking Busy Bag. / Powerful Mothering
Sort by color and build fine motor skills too with this Jingle Bell Color Sorting activity. / Stay at Home Educator
Grab some cotton balls and have tons of fun with this Fine Motor Skills Build a Snowman activity. / Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
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