Updated: Aug 25, 2019
A fun, creative, educational, and very simple activity to do while helping your toddlers improve their fine motor skills.
What you’ll need:
Colorful plastic straws
Pipe cleaners (if making bracelets)
5 Easy Steps:
Cut the plastic straws into small pieces – let older kids use child safety scissors and the straws themselves
Measure a length of a real necklace and cut the string – once again, older kids can do the cutting themselves
Tape one of the ends of the string to the table, making it easier for the children to start threading the straw pieces without them falling of
Let your children thread the pieces until the string is colorful and full of straws
When they are finished, take off the tape and help them tie both ends to create a beautiful necklace
The best part is letting the kids wear the necklace they made!
The more colorful the straws are, the better! You can try making different patterns such as rainbows, holiday colors, etc.
You can start by using pipe cleaners instead of the strings, it will be easier! Just don’t forget to make one side as a big loop so the necklace pieces don’t fall off.
Handling the tiny straw pieces strengthens the coordination in your toddlers' fingers to prepare them for writing.