Is finding Christmas ornaments for preschoolers to make on your holiday to do list? If so, look no further! I love finding simple and easy crafts, and I love sharing them with you even more! Easy fine motor preschool Christmas ornaments are a great way to get your little ones involved in creating Christmas decorations and add super cute handmade ornaments to your tree.

– Life Over C's Kid's Christmas Ornaments Craft

Recommended Grade Level:

Preschool Christmas Ornament Supplies:

  • Confetti
  • Clear Plastic Ornament
  • Red, Green, and White Ribbon
  • Funnel

Creating handmade ornaments with children allows you to take at trip down memory lane every year. While we decorate the tree, my kids love talking about all of the different ornaments that we are hanging up and reminisce about when we made them or where we got them from!

This easy Christmas craft for kids is the perfect way to combine a holiday themed activity with fine motor skill practice.

What Are Fine Motor Skills?

Every time we use a pencil, zip up our jacket, or tie our shoes we have our fine motor skills to thank.

Fine motor skills are how the muscles in our hands, fingers, and wrists work together to complete tasks. They are developed and strengthened when we do activities that require us to use these muscles!

Examples of activities that are great for fine motor skills include manipulating play dough, building with small Lego and blocks, coloring with crayons, and any activity that uses the pincer grasp (picking up small items with the thumb and index finger).

Easy preschool Christmas craft activities are a great way to work on fine motor skills!

Christmas Themed Activities To Practice Fine Motor Skills:

Adding easy Christmas and holiday themed crafts for kids to your lesson plans or home learning is an awesome way to work on hand eye coordination and develop fine motor skills through playful learning!

  • Mix up a batch of salt dough and create ornaments. The kneading of the dough and pressing of the cookie cutters are both excellent fine motor skill activities!
  • Bake and decorate a gingerbread man! Mixing the dough and adding small candy details to the cookie will put little hand muscles to work.
  • Preschool Christmas theme crafts like this candy cane ornament and construction paper Christmas tree are wonderful activities for fine motor skill development!
  • Create hand made Christmas cards. Coloring, placing stickers, and writing letters all help to develop strong hand and finger muscles!

How To Create Easy Fine Motor Preschool Christmas Ornaments:

– Life Over C's Supplies for filling light bulb shaped Christmas ornament: ornaments and hole punch confetti

Instructions:

This preschool Christmas ornament craft is adorable and easy to make!

Take the top off of the clear plastic ornament and set it aside. Using the funnel to help you, pour the confetti into the ornament.

– Life Over C's Funnel made of white paper

Tip: If you do not have a funnel at home, simply take a piece of card stock, shape it into a funnel, and secure it using tape!

Don’t worry if you get a little confetti on your table or floor- helping to clean it up is great for little fingers and strengthening fine motor skills!

Attach the top back onto the plastic ornament. Secure with glue.

Use the red, green, and white ribbon to tie a bow around the top of the ornament.

– Life Over C's Red, green and white striped ribbon tied on top of clear Christmas ornament shaped like Christmas lights filled with Christmas hole punch confetti

Display your new ornament on your tree!

– Life Over C's

Other Options For This Preschool Christmas Craft:

  • Create your own filler using construction paper and a hole punch!
  • Fill a clear round plastic ornament instead of a light shaped one.
  • Use puffy paint or permanent marker to create a Christmas design or write the year on the ornament.
  • String multiple filled ornaments together for an adorable Christmas garland to hang on your mantle or around your home.

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– Life Over C's Kid's Christmas Ornaments Craft

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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