These quick and easy Christmas fine motor activities are brought to you courtesy of my son who was bored while waiting for dinner. If your house is anything like mine, you will completely understand that our breakfast bar is usually covered with lots of stuff. When I check ed up on him, he was experimenting with cookie cutters, loom bands from our tree geo board, and mini clothespins. Happily putting together his own set of Christmas fine motor activities.
Christmas Fine Motor Activities with Cookie Cutters!
This just goes to show that kids are always practicing fine motor skills whether we designate a specific activity or not. He probably enjoyed his version of Christmas fine motor activities because he came up with them, and it interested him at the time! Why not leave a small bin of supplies out without expectations and see what your kids come up with too.
He had dollar store cookie cutters, loom bands, and mini clothespins all left out from previous projects. Our Christmas Tree Geo Board was a real hit and one of our fun Christmas fine motor activities this season.
Clothespins are a great fine motor practice tool. They encourage pinching and grasping increasing finger strength and dexterity. These mini clothespins for these Christmas fine motor activities are particularly challenging but perfect for the older kid. There are a few other sizes of clothespins available to meet your kids needs!
We have a huge stock of loom bands now! There are a bunch of fun ways to use them like our geo board or in our sensory bottles! They are tiny and require a bit of skill, patience, and coordination to maneuver! for a younger child you could try normal rubber bands. He really had to focus on his finger dexterity and work hand-eye coordination to get the bands around the cookie cutters for these Christmas fine motor activities.
Christmas fine motor activities can be simple! Use what you have!
Those little fingers are working hard to get the band around the cookie cutters. You can also assist your kids by holding the cookie cutter for them. He held it himself which added to the challenge.
He thought these Christmas fine motor activities looked like little geo boards which he loves!
You can also use these Christmas fine motor activities to point out shapes! A star with in a star plus triangles, pentagons, and more polygons! A polygon is a flat shape with all straight sides.
Go crazy and combine the Christmas fine motor activities. Since he came up with his own activities, I let him run with the in any direction he wanted. He ended up combining the mini clothespins and loom bands.
Practicing fine motor skills doesn’t have to be boring and it doesn’t only have to be writing lines or letter. We work with all types of fine motor tools to strengthen his hands and fingers to prepare for writing.
Fun and Simple Christmas Fine Motor Activities!
More fine motor Christmas ideas!
I love this fine motor felt stacking Christmas tree from Powerful Mothering. So colorful and easy to do for a Christmas busy bag!
Awesome use of recycled materials and stickers with this fine motor Christmas tree craft from Stir the Wonder. My son would have a blast with it!
This simple candy cane garland idea from Craftulate is a perfect fine motor activity this holiday!
How fun is this stuffed Christmas tree craft from School Time Snippets. There are so many different fine motor skills used and such a pretty decoration.