Fun Fine Motor Hole Punch Activities for the Whole Year


Kids love these hole punch activities. Use the printables to build fine motor skills, hand strength, and hand-eye coordination in a fun and exciting way.

When you let kids use a hole punch, they not only have fun.  They also build hand strength and finger control ….. which are skills that will help them as they learn to use scissors and grasp pencils.

hole punch strips for fine motor practice

Hole punch activities are fine motor activities that are very motivating because kids love using hole punches.  The printable hole punch activities featured in this post are included in my new Fine Motor Hole Punch Activity set in my store.

Hole Punch Strips

It’s fun to just give kids paper and a hole punch and let them create freely.  You can also give them printables to provide extra motivation.  Punching holes in the circles of the printables is also great for hand-eye coordination.

One of my favorite hole punch activities is also one of the simplest activities.

hole punch strips for easy to prep fine motor activities

Kids can punch holes in the rows of circles in these strips of paper.  The printable includes two options for different skill levels.  If you don’t have the printables, you can easily make rows of circles on stips of paper with a marker or with dot stickers.

Use different colors of paper for more open-ended creative fun.  There are many ways to use the strips.

  • Staple a strip to make a bracelet.
  • Attach multiple strips together to make a headband
  • Combine strips to make necklaces.
  • Use the stips as a counting activity (count the holes).
  • Provide some ribbon for and make a lacing activity.

Do you need some decorations for your room?  Put them to work creating paper chains.

Make paper chains with hole punch strips

Hole Punch Shapes

Draw shapes on brightly colored paper and let kids punch holes along the shapes.  This is a great hands-on way to learn shapes.

shape hole punch activity for preschoolers

Fine Motor Activities for All Seasons

In addition to the hole punch strips and shape printables, the fine motor activity set includes a variety of pages to use throughout the year.

fine motor activities for the whole year

From spring and summer…..

spring hole punch shamrock activity

….to fall and winter.

fall leaves hole punch activity

Your kids will enjoy these fine motor activities throughout the year.

Christmas hole punch activity

Fine Motor Activities for Many Themes

From construction and transportation to space and oceans, you will find many different thematic fine motor printables in the set.

construction theme hole punch strips

space theme fine motor activity

Add tape or staplers to your activity set-up and kids can combine strips together……

transportation theme fine motor activity with hole punches

….. or make them three dimensional.

hole punch fine motor activity ideas

Make Fine Motor Activity Boxes

Fill a photo storage box or plastic pencil box with a hole punch and some printables.  Tada….you have a fun fine motor activity kit.

caterpillar hole punch activity in a plastic box

Do you have some kids who could use some extra fine motor practice?  Send a kit home with them for the weekend.

butterfly fine motor activity with a hole punch in a box

Add a Contrasting Background

I love to add contrasting colored paper behind the hole punched image.

apple tree fine motor activity

Provide glue sticks, paper, crayons, etc.  Your kids will have so much fun creating that they won’t even know they are building muscles.

flower hole punch activity glued to paper

Purchase the Printables Today

Are you ready to help your kids build hand strength? You can purchase the Fine Motor Hole Punch Activity Set individually or as part of the Fine Motor Activity Bundle. Click on the below to purchase the printables now.

fine motor activity bundle
fine motor hole punch activities

Alphabet Hole Punch Activities

I bet your kids will also enjoy these alphabet hole punch activities. Your kids can work on building hand strength while working on letter recognition, letter formation, and letter sounds. Click on the image to purchase them in the store.

alphabet hole punch activities

What are Teachers Saying About Our Hole Punch Resources?

“I could definitely see an increase in their hand strength after they had been out for some time.”

Jenna D.

“ Wonderful fine motor resource and it’s an activity the children in my classroom can’t wait to go to, they love the different pictures to hole punch. I am happy it helps with their fine motor skills. Big hit in our room, thank you. ”

Sandy D.

“ This was a hit during our fun Friday activities. It seems like a game, but is actually working on fine motor skills. The older students in my class (3,4,5) all wanted a turn with these activities, so it ended up working for everyone in our class. Who knew paper punching could be so rewarding!”

Linda E.

My Prek homeschoolers have been loving hope punching activities lately. I love that these are super low prep, just print on plain or colored paper if you choose, and cut into strips! There is such a variety that it’s been easy to match them up with our thematic units!

Scot E.