December in my PreK classroom involves lots and lots of Christmas, with many opportunities for fine motor practice.
Christmas Fine Motor in Dramatic Play
One that the students always love is decorating the Christmas tree in the dramatic play area. The photo above is from a few years ago. A few students thought that it would be hilarious to try to get as many ornaments as possible on one branch of the tree. Little did they know that they were practicing fine motor skills while they giggled.
Christmas Fine Motor Q-Tip Painting
Q-tip painting is a center that I use throughout the year. I use it every few weeks, so that it does not get old. The Christmas Q-tip Painting center is available in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop. These could also be used with the glitter glue pens that you find at your local dollar store.
Christmas Fine Motor Stamp and Write
Christmas Stamp and Write gives my students just the right amount of practice finding alphabet stamps and practicing writing letters. I have mixed alphabet practice as well as a letter focus each week in my classroom. I teach my students how to use the alphabet song to sing and point to the letters in the stamp set until they reach the letter they are searching for. Some students have good scanning ability to find the letter they need, but many need to be taught skills to find the letter.
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