Fine Motor: Sorting Christmas Lights

One of the great themes of Christmas is the Christmas lights. My girl love looking at the lights. This was a fun change in the activities with the lights. We have been working on colors and fine motor. This was a great way to combined the two activities.

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This makes such a great activity for kids. The lights are small and great for pincher grasps. Plus they get some great sensory input pushing the lights into the playdough. It works nicely for working on coloring sorting as well.

What you need for this activity: ceramic Christmas tree bulb, bin, and playdough.

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The small Christmas tree lights are small about 1 inch in size and they and you working on small fine motor to pick up and push in the playdough. It is also fun to push them into the playdough.

The color matching also gives them something to work on. The colors in the lights are: red, blue, green, orange, white, pink and purple.

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You can change up this activity by rolling a die and have them put that many into the playdough. You can also do the same activity with removing the lights from the playdough.

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Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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6 Responses to Fine Motor: Sorting Christmas Lights

  1. Susan says:

    I love this! I don’t have the ceramic Christmas tree lightbulbs, but I do have lots of colorful small light bulbs from an old lite brite set. I’m going to pull them out and use them in the classroom next week! Thank you for the great idea.

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  3. Ashley says:

    Such a cute idea! We used to do this with the lights from my Grandma’s ceramic tree, but we never used the playdough, just sorted them in colors.

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