Fine Motor Activities

Bead the Little Caterpillar

You will Need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Craft pompoms
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Beads
  • Hot glue gun
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The Activity:

This is a great activity you can do with little ones to teach beading skills. Many little ones have a hard time beading on a string so use pipe cleaners that are more stiff than a string to facilitate beading. Beading is an important task for little ones to learn since in works on bilateral coordination.

I made these attaching a pipe cleaner to a pompom and adding eyes as well as pipe cleaner antennas using a hot glue gun. I then took a little ribbon and tied it around the base of the caterpillar’s neck.

You can ask children to be creative and bead as they wish OR you can ask them to follow a certain pattern in order to work on visual perceptual skills.

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