Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Lacing Beads

Here is a very simple way I kept my 3 year old busy while I folded a basket of clothes...and worked on his fine motor skills at the same time.
I bought these craft beads at the Dollar Tree…
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then gave him an old shoestring, tied a knot on the end,  and had him lace the beads.  He thought he was making mommy a necklace :-)
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These can also be used for sorting by color, and in a year or two-patterning. I put the beads into a plastic zipper top bag with the shoestring for him to get out when he wants (providing that little brother is asleep).

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