Drinking straw craft – Chain for stuffed toy!
Threading activities strengthen the finger muscles. It is good to practice this fine motor activity before teaching a preschooler to write. Threading also improves hand eye coordination. For toddlers and young 2 year olds, you can use pool noodle as beads to thread. Preschoolers will love threading cheerios, colorful beads, pasta etc.
This time we used drinking straws. Threading straw was little difficult compared to cheerios. Unlike pasta, straws are narrower and it makes threading a challenge! Our 34 months old loved threading straws and we made a chain for his stuffed toy