Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Beading- 6+ Months

Beading is a pretty classic activity so  I tried to adapt it this week for a little bit of a younger age range. For Indie I used a pipe cleaner and some really great wooden beads I found at our local craft store in the wood section. I tried to find beads big enough to minimize any choking hazard. 

You can buy beading activities pretty much anywhere, but I was set with a package of pipe cleaners and a bag of beads for less than $4. 

Introducing this activity: 
I picked up the pipe cleaner in one hand and the bead in the other. I slowly put the bead on the pipe cleaner and took it off.  Finally I handed it to her to try. 

Here's the container for the pipe cleaners and beads. The older kids are all pros- it's still a favorite. 

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  1. I love threading! I've been working on this with my little girl! She's 22 months--we've been using a M&D set with "shoestrings" which can be a little tricky.

    I'd love if you'd like to link up to my Teaching Time for Toddlers post.


  2. This is so sweet ... adorable photos! Thanks so much for linking up with Montessori Monday. I featured your post at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and pinned it to my Babies - Activities and Ideas Pinterest board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/babies-activities-and-ideas/