Learning through themes is common during the younger years. It is fun to practice literacy, math, gross and fine motor skills, etc. through themes and holidays. I looked into our old post-- many from 2015, and came up with a collection of Seasonal Fine Motor Activities to do with your children this year.
There's a fine motor activity for each month of the year. Add a fine motor activity into your weekly plans by setting up the activity for the season/ holiday right now. Here's 12 great fine motor skill activities your kiddos will love!
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January -- The first month of the new year and right in dead of winter. Most places see snow, so our Scissor Skills Snowman is the perfect fine motor skills craft to work on cutting skills.
February -- Have fun with all things hearts and red, pink, and white. Put together this easy Valentine Button Snake to practice threading skills.
March -- It's Dr. Seuss's Birthday month! Have fun reading The Cat in the Hat and making this adorable Personalized Thing 1 and Thing 2 Craft while working on scissor skills.
April -- Tis time for the Easter bunny! Make a colorful Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft where your child will work on scrunching the tissue paper into little balls to decorate the egg.
May -- April Showers bring May flowers. Practice fine motor control with these Yarn Wrapped Tulips. They make for a lasting bouquet for Mom, too!
June -- Set up our Pool Noodle and Pom Pom Tweezer Activity to talk about the importance of honeybees and pollination!
July -- Celebrate the 4th of July with this classic Salt and Glue Activity by making fireworks.
August -- Get ready for Back to School time by helping your child learn/ practice their ABC's! Your preschooler will love this Alphabet Basketball game!
September -- It's apple picking time! Grab one of our favorite apple books, 10 Apples Up on Top and set up 6 go along Apple Activities that all work on fine motor skills!
October --It's time for all things pumpkin! Play Dough is a great way to work on fine motor skills. Set up this easy Play Dough Pumpkin Surprise and have your child dig through the play dough pumpkin to find the surprise!
November -- Set up this simple invitation to match colors with our Feather and Button Threading tray.
December: -- Have your child work on scissor skills by making an easy Paper Plate Christmas Wreath.
Have fun working on fine motor skills this year! Keep in touch for more fine motor skills activities and/or pick up a copy of our book, 99 Fine Motor Ideas to have activities on hand all year round!