We are in full Christmas craft mode around here. Lots of ideas are coming, so stay tuned. If only blog posts could write themselves! We’re excited to share more Christmas crafts and activities and want to share them all NOW! For now, we’ve got a fun fine motor activity that the kids will love! This Fine Motor Christmas Tree activity and craft was a favorite of Little Guys’. He loved sticking the egg carton pieces through the skewer and seeing his Christmas tree grow! We do so many fine motor activities in our house and this one was just right for the Christmas season!
Fine Motor Christmas Tree Craft
After the paint dried, I cut out each section of the egg carton. Now we were ready for the fun part!
to poke through each of the egg carton sections. He slid each section down the length of the skewer. This is pure concentration, here! (I would suggest putting a wooden cutting board under the skewer if you do this one at home. Our table was fine, but I wouldn’t want any skewer holes in your dining room table!)
onto the glue dots. This is such a great fine motor activity using a neat pincer grasp to hold the sequins and place them on the tree. When the skewer is positioned upright in the play dough, the child’s wrist is positioned in an extended position. This is just right for pre-handwriting and for improving tripod grasp when writing.