Fine Motor Activities

Beaded Tree Ornaments

You Will Need:

  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colored beads
  • Ribbon

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.

Candy Cane: Have your child bead alternating red and white beads on a pipe cleaner. Secure both ends by rolling the ends of the pipe cleaner. Curve the top and add a little bow!

Wreath: Have your child alternate 2 green beads, 1 red bead. Fasten the pipe cleaner into a circle and add a bow.

These 2 activities are not only great for bilateral coordination but following a pattern takes organization and  visual perceptual skills! This is a wonderful craft to make with kids to give out as holiday gifts.