Preschoolers need a variety of activities to keep them engaged in learning.
This activity is excellent for fine motor development, and as a bonus it's budget friendly, uses recyclables, and is simple to make.
Each year we receive a variety of lovely holiday. Putting them to work in this activity allows us to enjoy them longer and get an extra use out of them.
Of course this activity could be created using cards from any occasion!
Step 1: Place the selected cards in a lamination pouch and laminate them. Laminating is optional but recommended for durability.
Step 2: Cut out your cards. Be sure to round the corners on your cards so they won't poke the children.
Step 3: Punch holes around the edges with your whole punch. This is something older children can help with as well.
Step 4: Cut a long piece of ribbon (or yarn) and secure it by tying it to a corner of the card or taping to the back. Make lacing easier for small hands, by wrapping a piece of masking tape around the end of the ribbon.
Step 5: The activity is ready! Invite your preschooler to lace the ribbon through the holes to develop finger strength, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination.
These can be saved and reused year after year, or the children can bring them home to display.
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