Don’t mommy’s just love activities that will keep our babies, toddlers and young children busy and occupied for hours? I do! Engaging and fun activities, such as the Pipecleaners + Straws Activity, are great when mama needs to get some house work done, cook or better yet, relax!
This is a super easy activity to set up and you probably have the supplies (2, to be exact) right at home!
I’ll be honest with you…I got a bit of cleaning done, showered and even prepared myself a much needed snack. All the while kids were occupied, entertained and busy with the pipecleaners and straws (and quiet!) Win-win!
(That concentrated look!)
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–Pipecleaners (colorful are best)
All you need to do is place the pipecleaners and straws on a plate, tray or what ever you’d like to keep them all in one spot.
What is my child learning?
-Small/fine motor skills
Isn’t it nice when the simplest activities deliver such a wide variety of development in children? In this activity a child improves and encourages further strengthening of small/fine motor skills by picking up the pipecleaners and straws with their pointer-finger and thumb. It improves their focus and hand-eye coordination and therefore promotes brain developement. And of course they’re learning their colors as they go.
So grab some straws and pipecleaners and get some chores done! 😉