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The Christmas season is in the air and, even though it’s not even December yet, classrooms are already filling with Christmas crafts.
For kiddos who need work on fine motor skills — especially cutting — try this basic Santa craft with card stock or construction paper. All it takes is to cut out one circle and some short, straight lines (which I know is still tough for a lot of little ones who receive OT). Use tape or glue to attach the appropriate body parts and provide the “just right” amount of assistance so the child is challenged enough to learn but not enough to become super frustrated.
This is a great activity for working on fine motor (obviously), visual motor (hand-eye coordination), sequencing (follow in order step-by-step), and body awareness skills (organizing body parts). It’s ideal for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Kids can draw a face, punch a hole at the top, and add a ribbon or hook to make their very own ornament!