Here is a beautiful spring flower threading fine motor skill activity to do this spring using straws and flowers! This is perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.
This super simple fine motor activity is fantastic for practicing not only fine motor skills but also hand eye coordination!
Spring is in the air and we are starting to do lots of fun spring themed activities here at the Happy Toddler House.
We have already done several sensory bins using Easter eggs, one of my favourite things to use around this time of year.
This spring flower threading sensory bin is very easy to set up. First, you need a bunch of straws. I cut colourful paper straws up using a pair of scissors. If you are doing this activity with a preschooler you can have them cut the straw for you. Be sure to cut the straws into small pieces. The smaller the pieces are the easier it will be for your little one to thread them on the stem of the spring flowers.
Next, add several thin stemmed spring flowers to the sensory. And you are ready! Easy right!
Invite your toddler or preschooler to thread the straw pieces on the stem of the spring flowers.
My twins really enjoyed this activity and the colours were just lovely! Stay tuned for more fun spring activities!
Ways to modify this activity
To make this activity less challenging you can stick the straw into playdough and have your child stick the flowers in that way so that they don’t have to hold the straws while focusing on putting the flower into the straw. Or you can modify using a collader as in this fun activity.
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- 41 Qt, Clear Sensory Bin (Large) or a IKEA FLISAT Children’s Sensory Table
- Paper Drinking Straws
- Spring Flowers (with a thin stem)