Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wooden Spool Threading Activity

Assalamu aliakum,

This is a simply threading activity I sat out this afternoon for practice with fine motor skills. 

I found these wooden spools at the local craft store and paired them with a pipe cleaner, which I knotted at the bottom so the spools won't slide off, to make a quick threading activity alhamdulillah.

 The wooden spools are large so small hands can pick
them up without much difficulty. The child can then
focus on getting the spools threaded onto the pipe cleaner.

Here was a modification made for younger infants/toddlers:

Line the wooden spools up (while the child is watching), starting from the child's right (or left if your child is learning to read in English) and ending at the child's left (or right for the English language).

I used a wooden dowel and grabbed a thick rubber band (spur of the moment and wound it around the bottom so the spools would not fall off. A surprising benefit was that the rubber band helped the child hold the dowel to remove the spools.

Simple afternoon work to end the day alhamdulillah. 
Enjoy insha'Allah! 

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