Threading Shapes

Children need to have a mixture of quiet activities and movement activities throughout the day. This threading activity is suitable for children from the age of 3, and can be adapted in a number of ways.

At first children will find just getting the “needle” through the hole challenging enough, whereas once they have had some practice, they will be able to “sew” quite efficiently. This is definitely an activity where practice makes perfect, so if you find your child is getting frustrated, then put your hands over their hands and help guide those little fingers so that they achieve a sense of success.

As always, the last picture gives you a description of one of the skills that you are helping your child to develop through this play, so that you can see how you are helping with your child’s development as well as bonding with your child.