Looking for a few Christmas fine motor activities for preschoolers or kindergartners? Well today is the day for you!
Last week I shared a few Christmas fine motor skills activities that included mazes as well as dot to dots and tracing. Today will be a bit different.
Welcome to Day 9 of the 12 Days of Christmas Activities and Christmas Worksheets! Throughout this series I will be sharing ideas and resources to help you teach your kids through the Christmas season. I know that homeschooling with Christmas drawing near can seem almost impossible and I am here to make this stress free.
So far I have shared:
- Christmas Free Printable Cursive Handwriting Worksheets
- Free 4 Part Common and Proper Nouns Worksheets
- 5 Free Transportation Multiplication Worksheets
- Christmas Fine Motor Skills Activities
- Colorful Nativity Free Handwriting Worksheets
- Free Christmas Themed Capitalization Worksheets
- 8 Farm Addition Worksheets Printable
- Paragraph Basics: How to write a paragraph
Just remember that all you have to do in addition is to fill in the subject gaps. When I share a math printable, you then add something grammar/spelling/writing related.
The New Library (The Homeschooler’s Toolkit)
Sadly, we had to close the old free library because of too many errors and hiccups. We now have 3 levels of membership over at the Homeschooler’s Toolkit :
Here’s a sneak peak of The Basics membership- the entry level membership. It has content that has never been in the old library and boasts over 200 printables and counting.
CHRISTMAS FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES for preschoolers
Popular CHRISTMAS BOOKS
Below you will find a list of popular Christmas books to read to your kids. You can also have them read it if they are able to. And don’t forget that audiobooks also count!
Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience at no cost to you.
Christmas Time: It’s All About Jesus!The Crippled LambThe Advent Storybook: 25 Bible Stories Showing Why Jesus CameThe Christmas StoryThe Nativity StoryGod Gave Us Christmas (God Gave Us Series)[(The Sparkle Box )] [Author: Jill Hardie] [Dec-2012]The True GiftThe Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson (1989-02-15)
Common Items Needed
Before your child can begin using the common and proper nouns worksheets, there are a few things you need to have on hand.
HP OfficeJet 3830 All-in-One Wireless Printer, HP Instant Ink, Works with Alexa (K7V40A)Clipboard with Storage, Plastic Storage Nursing Clipboard with Low Profile Clip, Heavy Duty Foldable Letter Size Recycled, for Kid, Salary, Coach, Jobsite, Industrial, Office(9Trade Quest Plastic Clipboard Transparent Color Letter Size Low Profile Clip (Pack of 6) (Assorted)26 Colors Erasable Gel Pens, Vanstek Retractable Erasable Pens Clicker, Fine Point(0.7), Make Mistakes Disappear, Premium Comfort Grip for Drawing Writing Planner and School SuppliesSamsill 100 Non-Glare Standard Weight Sheet Protectors, Reinforced 3 Hole Design Plastic Page Protectors, Archival Safe, Top Load for 8.5 x 11 Inch Sheets, Box of 100
The Different Sections of the CHRISTMAS FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES for preschoolers
As I said earlier, I was very deliberate in not repeating any of the activities from the Christmas Fine Motor Skills Activities I shared recently. With that in mind, let me tell you what is in this pack. 🙂
Section 1: Lacing Cards
This section has 3 lacing cards for you to print and cut out for your kids. A few things to keep in mind:
- Try to print on cardstock
- If you have no cardstock, then simply laminate the page once its printed. If all else fails, simply tape over the images with clear tape.
- If you have no lace on have for the lacing, grab a piece of yarn or even twine and tape one end to make it sturdy.
Section 2: Pattern Block Cards
My kids LOVED pattern blocks when they were younger. All you need for this activity is a set of pattern blocks. I have linked a set below.
Learning Resources Wooden Pattern Blocks, Early Math Concepts, Set of 250, Ages 3+Learning Resources Plastic Pattern Blocks, Math Games for Kindergarten, Homeschool, Shape Recognition, Early Math Skills, Set of 250, Ages 4+
Simply have your child pick one pattern ( each page has 4) and have them build it either on the mat provided or on the floor.
If you feel that they need a bit more of a challenge then there is an advanced sheet with 2 uncolored patterns. Have then try to figure out which blocks are needed to make that pattern.
There is also an almost blank sheet with no lines inside, Only give your kiddo this one if you think they can handle it.
Section 3: Trace the Image
The last activity in these fine motor activities for preschoolers (or kindergartners) is tracing. Instead of tracing along random lines, they will be tracing allong the lines to make images.
Once they are done tracing, have them either color or paint their images vertically to strengthen that pencil grip.
Saving Paper and Resources for the Christmas Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
I am the first to admit that I LOVE paper- the brighter and heavier it is the better. If you would love to save paper, simply print the pages and either:
- laminate the pages
- slip the pages into protective sheets
Doing this allows your kids to reuse the sheets and provides ample practice. Simply hand them a few dry erase markers or dry erase crayons. I have also found that using rubbing alcohol cleans the pages quite nicely.
I have added a list of the paper and dry erase markers that my kids love to use.
Dry Erase Markers, Ohuhu 60 Pack 15 Assorted Colors Low-Odor Dual Tips Dry Erase Window Marker Pens For Writing on White boards, Dry-Erase Boards, Kids & School, Calendar, RefrigeratorCrayola Washable Dry Erase Crayons w/E-Z Erase Cloth, 8/Box (CYO985202)
Don’t forget to check out what the other ladies have shared in the 12 Days of series!
Fun Homeschool Holiday Activities by Living Life and Learning
Christmas Around the World Activities by Teaching Without Chairs
12 Days of Grab and Go Holiday Lessons by Schooling with Grace
12 Days Of Holiday Success For Your Child With Autism by Our Crazy Adventures in Autismland
Sweet Christmas Activities by The Organized Homeschooler
12 Days of Christmas Printables by The Successful Homeschool
12 Days of Christmas Learning Lessons & Activities by When You Rise Up/Skrafty
12 days to tell the Christmas Story by Simple.Home.Blessings.
12 Days of Serving Others by Blessed Homeschool
12 Days of Christmas Math Games and Activities by Homeschooling 4 Him
12 Days of Winter Unit Study Packs by The WOLFePack
12 Days of Advent Traditions & Printables by Whole Child Homeschool
12 Days of Christmas Activities and Christmas Worksheets by No Stress Homeschooling (that’s me 🙂 )
12 Healthy Mom Hacks for the Holidays by Julie Naturally
12 Days of Holiday Organizing by Vegas Kids Zone
12 Days of Christmas Ornament Making Fun by Whimsy and Purpose
12 Days of Simple Christmas Activities by Thrive at Home
12 Days of Christmas Traditions in Great Britain by Captivating Compass
12 Days of Creativity for Christmas by Beyond the Stick Figure
12 Days of Family Game Nights! By Taking Flight Homeschool