Looking for spooky, but not too spooky, Halloween preschool fine motor activities? Keep scrolling to check out these classroom favorites that are wonderful for strengthening small hand muscles, refining movements, and increasing concentration. With all the excitement in the air, Halloween fine motor activities are a fantastic way of celebrating the season with your learners!
Halloween Q-Tip Painting
Q-tip painting is a super easy and low-prep craft that kids LOVE! Use cotton swabs and paint for a fun and easy way to improve your learners’ pincer grasps, hand-eye coordination, and attention to detail. Trace along Halloween pathway sheets by dotting from top to bottom to create spooky artwork. Perfect for the trick-or-treating season!
Pumpkin Shapes Cutting Practice
These adorable pumpkins are wonderful for practicing with scissors, learning shapes, and coloring too! When your students are done coloring and cutting, offer them a black Flair pen to draw a face on their pumpkin. Adding the “special pen” to this pumpkin shape-cutting activity is a fun way of capturing your students’ interest in refining their scissor skills.
Halloween Scissor Strips
These cutting practice strips are super fun for students ready to really sharpen their scissor skills (pun intended). Your learners will cut along the curved and zig-zag lines to refine hand control and wrist movements. A blackline set is included for these Halloween preschool fine motor activities – perfect for pairing with crayons, markers, or colored pencils so your students can color the pictures themselves.
Halloween Pokey Pin
Push pinning activities are excellent for refining the pincer grasp needed to hold a pencil properly. Your students will use the “pokey pin” to poke holes along the black line of the Halloween picture card. If they poke the holes closely and carefully, they’ll be able to remove the picture. I like setting up this Halloween preschool fine motor activity on a square piece of carpet or corkboard. The wine cork is for safety. Students can only carry the push pin when it is securely placed in the wine cork.
Loose Parts Halloween Activities to Build Fine Motor Skills
When planning your Halloween preschool fine motor activities, don’t forget about your mini erasers or other loose parts! Small objects are super fun and great for counting, sorting, stacking, grasping, and so much more! Change out your manipulatives throughout the year to match the holidays, seasons, and special days to keep your students interested in learning and staying engaged. This Halloween preschool fine motor activity features adorable monster number cards and mini erasers that are a fantastic way of celebrating the spooky season and the days leading up to Halloween!
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