Kids love getting into different holiday themes! Below you will find some Fantastic Fine Motor Easter Centers for Preschoolers which are fun and engaging to help you plan your Easter activities this year!
Oh, and be sure to grab the free printable Feed the Chicks Colour Match – Pom Pom Tissue box Template at the bottom of the post!
The activities shown in this post are featured in my Easter Preschool Centers and Fine Motor Activities Bundle on TPT. You can purchase it by following the link here or on the picture below.
Fantastic Fine Motor Easter Centers for Preschoolers
No matter how prepared we seem for the holidays – I feel that sometimes we might miss a few important things. Like, using the holidays to engage kids in skills they need to develop and build.
Whether you’re a homeschooler, a teacher or a parent (or even all three – kudos to you!), I’m sure you will find some fun activities and ideas to add to your Easter activities. You will even find that some activities below can be made using materials you already have on hand!
Hatching Chicks – Count and Match
This activity will engage the kids in counting and number identification skills. They will identify the number found on the ‘hen card’, count the number of eggs then find and use tongs to place that many chicks onto the card. So much fun! There are different versions of these ‘hen cards’ ones with empty baskets and numbers and ten frame cards. Kids will love playing with these mini chicks.
Chick Egg Carton Patterns
These colour pattern task cards will be a hit with your kids! Grab some empty egg cartons, some colourful chicks. I bought mine from Baker Ross, but you can find the same ones here on Amazon. Kids will identify the pattern on the card and follow it by recreating the pattern with coloured chicks into the egg carton. How much fun is that? You could even have the kids use tongs to pick up the chicks for added fine motor practice.
Pipe Cleaner and Buttons Egg Decor Pattern Cards
These task cards will have the kids using pipe cleaners and buttons to recreate the same pattern on their empty egg template. Great way to include some fun and easy Fine Motor Easter Centers for Preschoolers! Cut the pipe cleaners in half as they don’t need to be that long for this activity. Place these in a container and add to your fine motor tub during Easter!
Beginning Sounds Hatching Chicks Board with Pegs
This simple yet FUN activity will get the kids identifying letter sounds and matching the images to the letters on each egg (as they hatch). So much fun! This will have the kids working on their fine motor skills using the pegs. Be sure to laminate those chick cards so they hold up on repeated use.
CVC Hungry Bunnies – Pipe Cleaner Match Cards
Want to get more use out of your pipe cleaners? Use them with this fine motor activity whilst getting the kids to identify CVC or short vowel sounds. The kids will identify the image on the bunny, then find the CVC word on the right. They will then use pipe cleaners to thread the matching line between the two. They do this until all their ‘bunnies have carrots’!
Feed the Chicks – Tissue Box Pom Pom Colour Match Free Template
This FUN box was made in literally TWO minutes and kids were playing with it for hours! To create this activity, print the coloured chicks template (click on the image below) and glue this onto the tissue box (top side down). create holes on each ‘chick’ and then prepare some medium sized pom poms (matching colours) on the side along with some tongs. The kids will have a ball placing the pom poms using tongs into the correct matching chick to feed them! When they’re done, pull out the pom poms (from the opening) and store them for use next time!
Click HERE or on the picture below!
Feed the Chicks (worms sensory bin colour match)
This simple sensory tub is so much fun to set up! It takes just minimal materials too.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Coloured rice or some simple fillers from the dollar store like the one I used below (shaved wood).
- Alligator tongs
- Mini coloured or clear cups (like the ones below)
- Colourful chicks
- Coloured pipe cleaners
To play, kids will pick up the pipe cleaners and place them into the matching coloured chick. Be sure to cut the pipe cleaners in half to create small ‘worms’ to feed the chicks! 😉
More Fine Motor Easter Centers for Preschoolers below!
Free Easter Sight Word Activities.
Preschool Easter Alphabet Worksheets – FREE printable alphabet worksheets (with bingo daubers).
More freebies below you don’t want to miss!
Fantastic and FREE Teaching Number Sense Activities Year Round!