Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers

Monthly Fine Motor Activity Packs

Preschool is a wonderful time to try out monthly themes in your classroom! Whether you are homeschooling your own child, or teaching a classroom of twenty students, covering holidays and seasons is a great way to boost engagement. I don’t know about you, but the practicality of implementing seasonal themes has always been one of the biggest stumbling blocks for me. Too many hours spent scouring Pinterest only to get lost down a rabbit hole while trying to track down free printables. Sometimes, it’s worth just purchasing a pack that has it all done for you! That is why I’m excited to show you all about our monthly fine motor activity packs!

Since launching these simple no-prep packs, they have instantly become a best-seller in our store! Not only are they jam-packed with holiday fun, but they cover many seasonal elements as well. These are your average “pack” where there is a TON of color ink and very little educational value. These activity sets have been specifically designed to target key fine motor skills that your students will need in the years to come. Best of all, these resources come in a ready to use format for easy printing.

Fine Motor Skills: A Year of Thematic Activities

UPDATE: We’ve combined all of our monthly fine motor packs into a HUGE Year-Long Mega Bundle of Fine Motor Skills Activities you can use for instant learning centers, early finishers and more. Each monthly pack includes 60+ pages of no-prep, hands-on activities and resources. Take a look inside each month’s activities below:

Fine Motor September Activity Pack

Septembers Fine Motor Activities are filled with apples, acorns, back to school, technology and more! These activity pages will build key fine motor skills for preschoolers.

Fine Motor Skills Examples:

  • GEOBOARD: Students use rubber bands to create the pictures on a geoboard. Each sheet features a letter of the alphabet alongside a thematic picture.
  • MAZES: Students solve the mazes and follow the prompts. Each page features thematic mazes alongside a tracing activity or prompt.
  • PLAY DOUGH: Students use play dough to complete the prompts. Prompts require students to form and shape the dough to make pictures, solve problems, or complete the scene.
  • TRACING: Students trace the pictures with colored pencils or fine tip markers. Each page features thematic content and prompts students to complete the pictures.
  • SNAP CUBE CREATIONS: Students use counting cubes to make thematic pictures These cubes can be snapped together. If you do not have cubes, students can color the squares in the grid to match the picture.
  • PUZZLE PICTURES: Students use puzzle blocks to create thematic pictures. These sheets feature thematic shapes and provide students with easy and more difficult patterns. A full-color example is available for easy reference.
  • LISTENING SKILL SHEETS: Teachers will read the directions aloud and the student listens carefully to finish the task. Tasks involve fine motor elements, coloring, and prepositional positioning of drawings
  • CUISENAIRE™ ROD PICTURES: Students use colorful centimeter rods to build thematic pictures. Students are asked to color the rod key to show how many rods they used of each color.
  • BRICK BUILDERS: Students use classic building blocks to recreate these thematic pictures. Students work on storing, planning, and stacking before creating their final picture.
  • DOT & POKE: Students cut apart the halves. Students solve the dot to dot activities. Then, students use a pushpin to poke a picture onto colored construction paper. See the full instructions below.
  • CUT & SORT CROWNS: Each crown features a theme alongside a 4-step sequencing pattern. Students cut out the pictures and glue them in the correct order. Students write their name, color the pictures, then staple the sides to make a crown.
  • DAB & DOT: Students use daubers to dab by number in order to reveal the mystery picture. (Hold at a distance to help students see the pictures).
  • CUT & PASTE CRAFTIVITY: These crafty projects are perfect for little hands.Students color, glue, and cut to make fun, thematic pictures.Pair with a simple writing prompt or poem for extra learning!
  • POM PICTURES x 2: Students use pom-poms to complete the picture.For added difficulty have students use plastic tweezers to pick up the poms. Alternatively, students can glue poms to make these sheets into a simple craft project.

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