I know it’s still October, but a little planning ahead never hurt. So today, I’m sharing a printable, low prep, December Preschool Activity Binder that we’ll be using in a couple months. It’s over 100 pages of fine motor, math, & literacy games. Let’s go!
December Preschool Activity Binder
Whether you are looking for Christmas activities for toddlers at home or for a few December preschool ideas this Preschool Activity binder has it covered!
My kids love these activities and I love that everything is print and go. Now, Let’s take a look at each of these December fine motor games!
1. Alphabet Hats Game
Alphabet hats is a fun alphabet game that focuses on practicing letter recognition. How to play: cover all the appropriate letters with a given item. Note: I used colored cube blocks for this activity but you could use anything you have around the house. (Math link cubes, buttons, cereal, blocks, etc.) (Amazon links included)
2. Gingerbread Number Play Dough Mats
This gingerbread number game teaches number recognition, number words, as well as counting. There is a page for each number, numbers 1-10. Play dough would be great for this activity but you could also look into using other options like Mad Matter, kinetic sand, or even buttons. (amazon affiliate links)
3. Snowball Counting Mats with Cotton Balls
The snowball counting activity is super simple yet fun for the young, tactile learners. Give them a pile of cotton balls and let them start counting the snowballs. (There is a page for each number, numbers 1-10)
4. Fine Motor Shape Outline Activity
Use small objects from around your house like beads or cereal and have them practice outlining each shape. This is great fine-motor practice while introducing basic 2-D shapes.
5. Candy Cane Pipe-Cleaner Patterns
Give them a pipe cleaners and pony beads and let them replicate the candy cane pattern. Note: you could probably use fruit loops as an alternative to the beads.
6. Alphabet Sounds Activity
Put this page in a clear page protector and let them trace the letters with a dry erase marker. Then give them an object like blocks or buttons to cover up the pictures that begin with that particular sound.
7. Color Lights Activities
Practice colors by matching the correct color to the Christmas lights activity page. (There are also other color activity games included in this binder.)
8. Between the Lines Challenge
Using yarn, string, or pipe-cleaners have them try to arrange the string between the lines. This is an amazing fine-motor challenge that requires a lot of practice, dexterity, and focus.
9. Trace the Lines Prewriting Activity
Put the ‘trace the lights’ page into a clear, heavy page protector and give them a dry erase marker. Let them practice their pre-writing skills while tracing the lines. Wipe off and reuse!
10. Mosaic Christmas Shape Activity
This binder comes with ten Christmas outlined shapes for kids to practice their spacial awareness. Let them fill the shapes with paper scrapes, buttons, leaves, rocks, sequences, pom-poms, etc.)
11. Pattern Grid Match Game
Using blocks or math cubes have them recreate the patterned grid given. This will be a challenging activity for most kids, but with practice they will build their visual discrimination skills and fly through them.
Low-Prep December Preschool Activity Binder
The best thing about this Christmas preschool printable is that it is LOW-PREP. After you download and print, round up a few manipulatives you have around your house or classroom and get started.
Note: I found it helpful to put all the pages in clear page protectors and put them in a binder, that way everything is in one place and the kids can just flip through and work at their own pace.
Fine Motor Materials from Around the House
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These December fine motor activities can be played with everyday items you will find around your house. Simply look around, and get creative. Here are a few suggestions:
- Colorful Wooden blocks
- Math link cubes
- Colorful buttons
- Cotton balls
- pipe cleaners
- pony beads
- Mad Matter
- Dry erase markers for kids
- Colorful cardstock paper
How to Use the December Preschool Activity Binder
This Christmas preschool resource can be used in a number of ways. First, you could use these December preschool printables for your classroom math or literacy centers.
Second, you could print it off, give the binder and materials to your child, and let them work through it independently
OR lastly, you could work through each individual activity with your child. Prompting them with questions and getting them to verbalize as they are learning.
Here are a few sample questions:
- What color is that?
- Can you name the shapes?
- How many snowballs are on this page?
- What number is this? Can you count that number on your fingers?
- Can you tell me what a pattern is?
- What sound does this letter make?
- Can you think of any other words that begin with that sound?
- How many colors are in this pattern?
December Preschool Activity Binder DOWNLOAD
Feel free to use this resource for your homeschool or classroom! You can get the December Preschool Activity Binder Download and get started today!
More about preschool
- Things your Preschooler Can Learn at Home
- How to Teach Preschool at Home
- Ten Thrifty Ways to Teach the Alphabet
- Preschool Daily Skill Builder
- Importance of Building Prewriting Skills in Preschoolers
What are some of your favorite Christmas activities for preschoolers?
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