If you’re looking for something different, here is a simple weaving on wire activity for fine motor development. It’s easy to set up in a home or classroom and the kids will spend a long time threading and weaving materials through it.
With Boo (aged 2.5 years) rocketing through her toddler years, I’m conscious that she is enjoying lots of great activities that will help build her fine motor skills. She is already keen to start drawing and pretending to write like her older sister Possum (aged 5.5 years), which is wonderful. I want to help her build her hand strength so she can make the most of those learning and playing opportunities.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Strict and active supervision is required at all times)
Weaving on wire activity for fine motor development
To create this wonderful fine motor activity for your children, you will need –
- Various lengths of material or ribbon
- Wire rack (3 x 3cm gap) or some chicken fencing
Children from toddler age and above will really enjoy this type of threading or weaving activity. Older children can get really creative with the designs and patterns they can make with the materials provided to them.
Younger children will often focus more on the task of getting the material or ribbon up and down between the wire frames, which helps to build their fine motor skills.
Increase shoulder stability
I created this weaving station so that it was possible for my girls to do the task from underneath the wire frame! These types of activities are very important because it’s a task that helps children increase their shoulder stability, which is so often forgotten about.
The end result looks gorgeous and children have lots of fun making new designs and interesting patterns. It’s lots of fun for them and perfect to set up in any home or classroom.
Does your child like threading and weaving type activities?
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