I admit it…I’m double-dipping. Remember the caterpillar counting activity I posted? Well, I’m repurposing that for an activity with Little Brother as well. The pieces of the pool noodle serve as really large beads. And what’s an excellent fine-motor activity for toddlers??? Threading beads!
Here’s what you’ll need: a foam pool noodle, a sharp knife, and a small piece of rope.
Follow the directions here to get your “beads” ready to go. No need to add numbers for the littles.
Once they’re ready, tie a knot on the end of the rope. Then give the beads to your toddler and show him how to thread the rope through the hole in the bead.
|Don’t mind the do hair hanging from his hand…|
The hardest part for Little Brother was figuring out how to pull the bead down once he got it on there. He would get it on and then reach for another bead and the first bead would then fall off. Practice makes perfect, right?