Thread a Leaf
Updated: Dec 29, 2021
Children will weave a piece of yarn in and out of a leaf.
Skill Level: Easy
Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old
Estimated Time: > 30 mins
Yarn/string of different colours
Leaves of various sizes and colours
Take your child out on a nature walk around the neighbourhood or the park. Collect fallen leaves of various sizes and colours in a plastic bag. At home, place these leaves on the table. Arrange them according to their sizes OR shades of colours (from light to dark).
Have your child punch holes around the edges of the larger leaves (about the size of an adult’s palm).
Invite your child to weave a piece of yarn through the holes, along the edges of the leaves. You may tape the end of the yarn for easy threading. Encourage creativity by allowing him/her to weave along or across the face of the leaves.
Decorate the leaves with stickers or markers.