Thread a Leaf
by Ling Bee Lain
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
Physical - Fine Motor skills - threading, object control
Intellectual - Observing, comparing, seriation
Emotional - Appreciation, engagement
Social - Sharing
Take your child/children out on a nature walk, around the neighbourhood or the park. Look out and collect leaves (fallen) of various sizes and colours in a plastic bag. At home, place these leaves on the table. Arrange them either in sizes OR shades of colours (from light to dark).
Invite your child/children to weave through the holes along the edges of the leaves. You may tape the end of a piece of yarn for easy threading. Encourage creativity by allowing them to weave along or across the face of the leaves.
Yarn/string of different colours
Leaves of various sizes and colours
Have children punch holes around the edges of the larger leaves (about the size of an adult’s palm).
Child may use stickers or markers to decorate the leaves. He/she may weave differently on each leaf.