Free Preschool Weaving Craft
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One of my favorite preschool picnic stories is The Bears' Picnic, by Stan and Jan Berenstain. In this delightful story the Bear's go on an adventure to find just the perfect picnic spot.
You can use this free printable The Bears' Picnic Story Time Activity to compliment this Berenstain Bears' classic story, (and your picnic lesson plans)! Inside you'll find suggestion conversation questions, vocabulary recommendations, book review, and a printable picnic blanket weaving craft.
Paper weaving is a great hands on paper craft to build fine motor skills, and is also a fun way to explore patterns!
To complete this craft you will need
Cut out the picnic blanket weaving base mat and the weaving strips.
Cut the dashed lines the on the picnic blanket weaving mat.
Cut the dashed lines on the weaving strips.
Weave the red weaving strips on the weaving base mat.
Once complete, flip over the weaving base mat to secure the last strip to the back of the mat with tape. Cut off the excess paper and color the picnic image.
Optional: Add fingerprint ants or cut out picnic food and paste it to the mat.
Hole punch and hang.
Extend this Activity
•Ask your child if they recognize a pattern in the picnic blanket.
•Show your child examples of other things that are woven such as baskets or textiles.
•Practice weaving with other materials such as ribbon or yarn.
•Let your child complete this project using different sizes/colors of scrap paper to add their own creative flair to this project.
Download this Freebie
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