Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet for Preschool – 1st Grade Post Preview: Use this free printable 15-page packet for children to work on fine motor skills with a Christmas and holiday theme. Activities include tracing, cutting, coloring, and more.
It’s almost Christmas! Around our house, people are especially excited about Christmas this year. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re looking forward to opening gifts or if they’re just happy that it will mean they’re all done with this semester of school. Either way – there’s a lot of anticipation around here.
I have a new 15-page packet full of fine motor skill practice activities for kids just in time for Christmas. It includes tracing, coloring, drawing, and more. You might remember some of the other fine motor skills packets I’ve introduced this year:
- Back to School fine motor skills packet
- 4th of July fine motor skills packet
- Halloween fine motor skills packet
- Thanksgiving fine motor skills packet
And an extra bonus – the printable Christmas fine motor skills packet even has an option to get it for free!
Note: The Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet is available much farther down in the post, so be sure to scroll all the way down to get it. While there are free options to get it, if you prefer to just buy it now, you can do that here.
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Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet for Preschool – 1st Grade
This printable Christmas-themed packet for preschool – 1st grade is a great way to work on various fine motor skills. The 16-page packet has cute pictures for kids to color and several types of other fine motor skills.
Each page of the packet has directions for what to do on that page.
Christmas Fine Motor Skills Printable Contents
Gift Sizes Activity
Students will color the three wrapped gifts on the page. They can then trace the lines around the presents, cut them out, and then place them in order by size on another piece of paper.
If they prefer, they can also attach the wrapped gifts that have been cut out onto craft sticks and make fun present stick puppets of three different sizes. They could even make up a story to tell about gifts of different sizes. (This suggestion is not on the printed page.)
Christmas Patterns Cut and Glue Page
Children will figure out what comes next in a set of simple patterns. These patterns use the following sequences: ABAB, AAB, and ABC.
The students will then cut out the correct answer from the bottom of the page and glue it in the next spot. This page includes three different patterns. The graphics are a gingerbread man, a Christmas tree, and an ornament.
Students can also color the pictures on this pattern page if they would like to do so. You could also print it on a seasonally-colored sheet of paper, if you prefer.
If your children or students like this type of activity, they might also enjoy the free 8-page Cut and Paste Winter Patterns Packet as well.
Color and Cut Page
This page features five Christmas-themed pictures that kids can color. After they color the pictures, there is a dotted line for cutting each one out. These pictures could be glued onto another paper or made into stick puppets by using craft sticks.
Pictures included: gingerbread man, Christmas stocking, Santa, present, and bells.
Decorate a Gift Coloring Page
Children can have fun coloring this gift coloring sheet. They can use crayons or markers to decorate the gift if they want. However, it’s also a great idea to add in even more fine motor skill practice but gluing on torn pieces of wrapping paper and ribbons.
Christmas-themed Line Tracing (4 pages)
There are four tracing pages in this packet. Each page has Christmas-themed pictures and a variety of types of lines for students to trace. If desired, children can color the pages as well.
If you want to be able to use these pages over and over again, you can color and laminate them before using them. Students would then trace the lines with a dry erase marker.
This set includes Christmas trees, presents, Santa hats, and gingerbread men.
Christmas Tree Counting Practice Task Cards (5 pages, 10 Task Cards)
Each of these pages has two Christmas tree counting task cards. However, you can leave them intact on a single page and not cut them out into smaller pages, if you prefer.
Students are shown a picture of a Christmas tree with the appropriate number of ornaments for that card in the upper right corner of each card. Students will then draw the same number of ornaments on their blank Christmas tree pictures.
Feel free to let them know that their tree ornament can look however they want. It doesn’t have to be a ball like on the example tree.
This is another activity that could be colored and cut ahead of time and laminated for multiple uses if you prefer. Students would then either use a dry erase marker to draw in their ornaments or manipulatives to place on the card to represent their ornaments.
Appropriate Ages for the Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet
While I have specifically mentioned preschool, kindergarten, and first grade as the grade levels for the Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet, that is not really the only group of students that this is appropriate for. It’s just the range that will have the largest number of students that it will work for.
You may find that some of the activities in this packet may be appropriate for your older toddler. I would never force a toddler to sit and work on a printable activity, but they might like using crayons or markers on some of the pictures.
If you have an older student who would benefit from fine motor skill practice because of delays or disabilities, this packet may also be perfect for them. Of course, you know your child or student best and if this activity will seem like too much of a “little kid” activity to them, I would recommend that you find other more age-appropriate activities to use.
Christmas Extension Activities and Fun
You can keep scrolling to get to the Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet if you’d like. However, if you’d like some ideas for other Christmas-themed activities, you might like some of these!
This set of printable Santa Word Search Puzzles might be a fun Christmas-themed activity for kids on the older end of the suggested ages for the Christmas Fine Motor Skills Packet.
From Paper Trail Design, this Christmas I Spy Printable can be a fun Christmas-themed printable activity for kids.
It might be because I grew up in the 1980s, but self-inking stamps fill me with some childhood level joy. This set of Christmas self-inking stamps would be so much fun to get for some Christmas-themed fun and some fine motor skills too!
This printable Christmas Tree Craft from Projects with Kids is darling:
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