20 Winter Fine Motor Activities That Will Make Your Kids Excited

Here are 20 ideas for winter fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills with these winter-themed activities.


Are you looking for activities that will help your kids work on their fine motor skills during the winter months?  Here are a bunch of winter fine motor activities for kids.

Winter Fine Motor Activities

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Beaded Snowflake

This cute beaded snowflake craft provides opportunities for fine motor exercise and math practice.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Snowflake Twirler

This  Snowflake Paper Plate Twirler by Crafts on Sea will give kids an opportunity to practice their scissor skills.

Marshmallow Letter Activity

Add a wintry fine motor twist to letter or name recognition with this  Marshmallow Name Activity by Fun-a Day  .

Snowman Fine Motor Activity

Make a snowman fine motor activity from a large plastic bottle.  Kids can attach pieces to the snowman’s face and can fill the snowman with snowballs.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Snowflake Counting Necklaces

If you are looking for fun winter crafts for kids, these snowflake necklaces are one of my favorites.  Plus, you can work on math skills with this craftivity.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Play Dough Snowman

Playdough always provides a great opportunity to strengthen the muscles in little hands.  Help kids make a playdough snowman with a few hacks for snowman parts.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Snowflake Cutting Templates

Use snowflake cutting templates when you teach kids to make paper snowflakes.   When you use the technique to teach how to cut snowflakes, you will have a room full of excited kids….and beautiful paper snowflakes.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Sorting in the Sensory Bin

Your winter sensory table can provide plenty of opportunities for working on fine motor skills.  Kids enjoy sorting small erasers, filling containers with “snow” balls, and scooping and shoveling snow.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Punching Holes in Paper Snowflakes

This free printable snowflake activity is really fun for kids because they love using hole punches.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Fine Motor Counting Activity

Use tongs, tweezers, or bug catchers to turn simple counting activities into exciting fine motor math activities.  Use them in the sensory bin or with counting mats in the math center.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Hammer into “ice”

Kids can hammer golf tees into a big, thick piece of packing foam……  Ice Picking by Modern Preschool

 Snowflake Snacks

Even snack time can provide opportunities for working on fine motor skills.  Kids will enjoy making and eating this pretzel and marshmallow snowflake snack from Motherhood on a Dime

Penguin Pre-Writing Activity

Kids can practice tracing a variety of lines with this free printable penguin activity.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

Snowflake Stickers

Use snowflake stickers for process art or with Alphabet Dot Pages.  Similar to the marshmallow name activity above, stickers can be used to form letters.

Here are 15 ideas for winter theme fine motor activities. Your kids will enjoy playing and learning as they strengthen their fine motor skills. Great hands-on math, literacy and play-dough activities for preschool, pre-k and kindergarten. Perfect for your winter theme, mitten theme, snowman theme, snow theme, unit and lesson plans. Get out the beads, cotton balls, stickers, and hole punch. #winteractivitiesforkids #finemotor #preschool #prek

A Winter-Theme Invitation to Play

Grab a divided tray and fill it with a variety of materials.  Here are a bunch of material ideas for your winter playdough activity tray.

Bright White Playdough

Complete the activity above with some bright white playdough.  This post includes a bunch of fun and unexpected materials that you can mix into your winter-theme playdough.  Don’t forget to provide some rolling pins and circle cookie cutters.

Scissor Skills Practice with Snip Strips

Kids can work on scissor skills development with simple seasonal snip strips.

Scissor Practice Mini Books

Use some winter-themed stickers to make scissor practice mini-books.  

I hope that you enjoy trying some of these winter fine motor activities with your kids.  Feel free to share some additional activity ideas in the comments below.

Winter Cutting Practice

Provide a variety of wintery materials to make cutting practice more exciting.  Cotton balls, white or iridescent pipe cleaners, and packing peanuts are perfect.


Additional Winter Theme Activities

If you are looking for more winter-themed activities, I think you will like the following resources from my TPT store.  Click on the images to check them out.

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snowflake math activity mats

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