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 fun winter-themed activities.
Winter Fine Motor Activities
This cute beaded snowflake craft provides opportunities for fine motor exercise and math practice.
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.
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 craft activity.
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.
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.
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.
Punching Holes in Paper Snowflakes
This free printable snowflake activity is really fun for kids because they love using hole punches.
Fine Motor Counting Activity
Hammer into “ice”
Kids can hammer golf tees into a big, thick piece of packing foam…… Ice Picking by Modern Preschool
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.
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.
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 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.
Use winter-themed cutting patterns to give kids some cutting practice.
Additional Winter Theme Activities
If you are looking for more winter-themed activities, I think you will like the following resources from my store. Click on the images to check them out.