If you haven’t been following me on Instagram, then you probably haven’t seen all the different fine motor activities that I have shared with a Christmas theme!
Fine motor development is something that your little ones develop all the time, and there are a range of different activities that you can use to promote, build and extend on their abilities. And by adding Christmas themed activities, it just makes it that much more fun!
So here are 5 ways to promote fine motor development this Christmas in your classroom or playroom!
🎄 Christmas Pre-Writing Strips
They can be used with whiteboard markers to trace along the lines, which is their “intended” use.
But to extend, you could use a dropper to use the air to push along tiny pom-poms on the lines. Which builds their wrist strength and movement.
Watch my kids completing this activity here.
Grab your Christmas Pre-Writing Strips here.
🎄 Christmas Geoboard
With your DIY geoboard you can then use the Christmas activity cards to replicate what is seen. This is great for fine motor development, as well as visual discrimination (and being able to replicate this).
Grab the Christmas Geoboard Cards here.
🎄 Christmas Shape Sorting
A fun way to encourage children to engage in shape sorting, which will increase their fine motor development as they move the 4 matching pieces onto the cards, you can make it even trickier by adding a tool for them to use to pick it up!
Grab the Christmas 2D sort here.
Ps. You can even make your own story stones to go with these! Just head to Bunnings and grab the pebbles and then use this post to make them!
🎄 Christmas Dough Mats
Everyone loves play dough, right? Mix up your green, red and white dough (if you want to get into the Christmas spirit even more, add a little peppermint essence!) and then let your kids roll, squish, squeeze and manipulate the dough. This is great for building hand strength, which helps when they eventually learn to write and hold their pencil.
Grab the Christmas Dough Mats here.
🎄 Christmas Clip It Counting Cards
Work on early mathematical concepts by having numbers (these could be dots, numerals, words) or even addition and subtraction sums for the kids to answer. This is perfect for those who are building their knowledge for numbers 20 and under.
Add the Christmas Clip It Counting Cards to your cart here.
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