Threading Towers

My co-teacher introduced me to the fine motor activity which is threading towers.  It’s a simple premise.  Start with a play dough ball for the base.  We used pipe cleaners as the thread but I have seen spaghetti and small dowels also used.  I like pipe cleaners as they don’t break like spaghetti but have an extra challenge of being flexible.

IMG_1787 IMG_1790

Cheerios were used because the children were given the challenge that if they put cheerios to the top of the pipe cleaner; they could then remove them and eat the cheerios.  This is a great fine motor activity which works their pincer grasp.  It also involves their hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness when they work on how to fit the cheerios on the pipe cleaner.

IMG_1792 IMG_1796

This entry was posted in Motor Skill, Twos and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s