In Nursery we are always looking for new and creative ways for the children to practise and improve their fine motor skills. They loved the wide selection of materials on offer: punchinella, pipe cleaners, ribbons, buttons, sequins, beads, pom poms, wool and lace.
The process of selecting and handling these materials to create their own individual weavings was a wonderful opportunity to:
promote related vocabulary
develop a deeper understanding of the properties of these materials through classification into colours and different textures
improve hand eye co-ordination through threading
improve thumb and finger pincer movement
use buttons and sequins for inclusion in collages
support focus and perseverance – they found the task a challenge
Each child’s card will now be a unique and personal Christmas gift for their family.