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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and who doesn’t love a good Christmas activity? This year I thought I would round-up some of my favorite Christmas tree fine motor activities for preschoolers. Some of these would even be great for toddlers (just watch out for small parts and mouths!).
All of these activities are from some of my fellow bloggers, so all you need to do is scroll down to the activities that call to you and then click over to get the directions or tutorials.
15 Christmas Tree Fine Motor Activities for Preschoolers
Before any great fine motor activity, it’s important to warm up the muscles with some gross motor fun.
This easy Christmas Tree Toss Activity from Pint-sized Treasures does just the trick. You can easily switch out the items to throw and she has some great additional ideas in this post too.
This is another great ABC Christmas Tree Activity from Hands-on As We Grow.
Working on a vertical surface is also a great way to include some core muscle exercise for fine motor skills. This Pin-Up Tree Decorating Idea from Happy Hooligans is a great one to use.
These next ideas would make perfect fine motor station activities in a classroom or for busy bags/busy trays for quiet time at home.
This Magnetic Christmas Tree Activity from I Heart Arts n Crafts is one of my favorites!
I also love the simplicity of this Decorate Felt Christmas Trees activity from Buggy and Buddy. The tweezers are a great fine motor practice component.
This other Decorate Felt Christmas Trees activity from Buggy and Buddy takes a little more set-up but is super cute and 3-dimensional decorating which kids will love.
We love play dough and this Christmas Tree Play Dough kit from Mama, Papa, Bubba is a wonderful idea. We used a similar idea for Gingerbread men here and it also doubled as homemade Christmas gifts for friends that year.
If you want another idea for play dough, these Christmas Tree Play Dough Mats from Pre-Kinders are also a cute addition.
I also love this creative play dough activity that uses toothpicks. You can find it at Trim the Tree Fine Motor Activity from No Time for Flashcards.
Geoboards are a great fine motor experience. Here are two different options.
Christmas Tree Geoboard from The Imagination Tree
Christmas Tree Geoboard from Little Bins for Little Hands
Legos are always popular, my own kids are starting to get into building them with dad. This LEGO Christmas Tree from Powerful Mothering is super cute and easy to make!
These next two activities use natural items with pebbles and pine cones. I love how easy and creative these are.
Fine Motor Pebble Stacking Christmas Tree from Arty Crafty Kids.
Pine Cone Christmas Tree from The Imagination Tree
This Pom Pom Painting Christmas Tree Craft from Fantastic Fun and Learning would be great to use with toddlers or preschoolers. If you do have younger children, use the larger size pom-poms to avoid choking hazards (and of course supervision).
And any fine motor activity round-up would not be complete without a lacing activity. This Christmas Tree Lacing Activity from Happy Hooligans fits the bill!
Need more fine motor activity ideas? Check out the links below.
- Fine Motor Activities for Ages 4-6
- Fine Motor Skills Checklist for Preschoolers
- Sparkly Christmas 2-Ingredient Play Dough Recipe
- 50 Fine Motor Activity Ideas for Ages 3-6