Witch’s Broomstick Fine Motor Activity

Here is a simple witch’s broomstick fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Decorate a broomstick with pony beads this Halloween!

INSIDE: Here is a simple witch’s broomstick fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Decorate a broomstick with pony beads this Halloween! This can also be a great Halloween counting and math activity for kids!

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How to Make Your Witch’s Broomstick Activity

How to Make Your Broomstick

  1. Take your construction paper and fold it in half or into three sections. Cut along the fold.

  2. Then take your scissors and cut along the construction paper to create the brush part of the brown.

  3. Roll up the brush construction paper to create a small roll.

  4. Take a brown pipe cleaner and wrap it around the construction paper brush tightly.

  5. Invite your toddler or preschooler to use pony beads to thread along the pipe cleaner to decorate their witches broomstick!

Things To Talk About

This is a great fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. As my twins were threading their beads we talked about the colours of the beads. Some of the beads I used were animals, I also had airplanes, stars and teddybears. We also talked about the different shapes and textures. We also talked about witches and practiced our best witches laugh!

Other Ways to Play

This activity is also great for practicing early math skills such counting and addition or subtraction. Pull out a dice and invite your child to roll it. Then have them thread that number of beads on their witches broomstick.

For older kids you can practice adding. Have them roll their dice once and thread that number of beads. Then have them roll it again and have them add the second number of beads to the broomstick. Let them count to determine the answer.


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  • Yellow Construction Paper
  • Brown Pipe Cleaner
  • Scissors
  • Pony Beans

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Author: Mandisa Watts

Hello! I'm Mandisa, I'm the founder of Happy Toddler Playtime and author of Exciting Sensory Bins for Curious Kids, The Big Riddle Book for Kids and Super STEAM Activity Book. I'm also the TV host and producer of Curious Crafting (nominated for Best Live Action Preschool Series in April 2023). I share fun and easy kids crafts, sensory, learning and STEAM activity ideas for busy parents, caregivers and teachers. I also share fun riddles for kids!

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