Yarn wrapping is a fun and easy way to practice fine motor control (the thumb and pointer finger working together) and learn about shapes at the same.
First, use some up-cycled cardboard to cut out a few small shapes. If you’re working on letter recognition, consider cutting out capital letters to wrap with yarn as a secondary activity.
Next, tape, glue or secure the loose end of yarn with your finger on one side of the cardboard shape. Using as much or as little yarn as you’d like, ask your child to wrap around and around the shape until A) you can’t see the cardboard or B) you’re satisfied by how much cardboard is peeking through.
Shapes to try:
Hang your finished product as artwork, display on a shelf, or unwrap to use the yarn again another day!
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