Preschool Weaving Activity: Using an old DVD or CD to improve fine motor skills
I love, love, love easy preschool projects that find creative ways to reuse unusable objects around the house (can we say FREE materials??). Since I have a nice collection of CDs and DVDs that are so scratched that they no longer work I thought we would give it a try. I did not try this with my 3-year-old but thought it was the perfect project for my oldest child. While he is a little older than a preschooler, I don’t think a preschooler would struggle with the weaving. Perhaps repeating “over-under-over-under” will help to remind your little one how to weave. But whether your preschooler gets the weaving thing down or not, those fine motor skills will definitely be getting a workout! =) Here’s what you’ll need to make this awesome and creative CD or DVD weavings:
- CD or DVD that you no longer use
- Different colored yarn
- Large, dull needle or tape wrapped around the end of yarn (this is really helpful for younger children)
- TIP: Make sure to wrap the CD an odd number of times. My son and I found this out the hard way and had to start our weavings all over again.