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Woven Sensory Activity


Children as young as preschool age will enjoy making their own loom and weaving alphabet beads and other textured materials into the design to develop their fine motor skills.

Materials


Instructions


Step 1. Gather your supplies.


Step 2.

To make the loom, glue (4) Skinny Sticks together to form a square.


Step 3.

Glue (6) Skinny Sticks vertically across the square. Tip: Place the sticks down first and space evenly before adding the glue.


Step 4.

Glue (6) Skinny Sticks horizontally across the square. Again, place the sticks down first and space evenly before adding the glue.


Step 5.

Cut a piece of Braiding Cord, about arms length. Tie one end to a corner of the loom.


Step 6.

Wrap some masking tape around the other end of the braiding cord. The tape will act like a needle and make it easier for weaving.


Step 7.

Here’s where the fun begins! Weave and wrap the cording in and out of the holes in the loom.


Step 8.

Introduce other shapes and textures for fine motor skill building. Example, add letters to direct the child to spell their name or other words to use it as an educational exercise.


Step 9.

Mix in pony beads or other shaped beads into the grid. When you are close to running out of the Cording, tie a different colored piece of Cording to the end and continue weaving.


Step 10.

Remember, this is not necessarily meant to be a beautiful finished piece but a sensory and educational experience for the child.


Step 11.

Once you’ve completed the woven look, try introducing other textures to the loom. Use white feathers, fuzzy stickers or poms into the holes and woven cords! This is a great rainy day activity to keep kids occupied!


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