Young children love beads of all shapes and sizes. This beading activity is great for older toddlers and preschool aged children.All you need is a shoelace or string like from the hood of a sweat shirt, some large wooden beads, and a small pouch to keep everything in.You can purchase the beads at most any craft store.My mom made my boys cute little drawstring pouches out of scrap fabric.The objective of the activity is to have your child string the beads onto the string. Tie a large knot at the end of the string so the beads will not slip off.You might need to wrap a small piece of scotch tape around the other end of thestring to help guide the string through the bead.Sounds too easy doesn’t it? You’ll be surprised at how long this will keep your child entertained. They love stringing beads! This is a great activity to take on the road (e.g., in the car, at a restaurant, etc.),and it also improves their hand and eye coordination.
The cat wreath is relatively easy to do. On an old cardboard trace a larger paper plate and then a smaller one within the large circle. The cardboard can be purchased or just use some old cereal boxes or similar. Cut the circles out and add on the back a strip of cardboard to reinforce the ring. Let the kids decorate the wreath as they like. After that a template of the kitty cat can be glued on the wreath. Add a red-heart to it, and these can be done around Valentine’s Day to give away as a heartfelt gift. By show and tell method demonstrate how to assemble the cat.
Glue the grey ears a little tilted at the top of the large circle that should be the head and glue the pink ears into the grey. A half circle should beglued on to use as the mouth and two larger circles for the eyes. The eyes can be filled with a smaller black for the pupils. Use an upside down triangle for the nose and the kids can draw on whiskers. The tail is made of several concentric circles glued outwards away from the body to each other. Two more circles at the bottom of the body which should previously have been glued tothe head for the feet and the kids can draw on the lines to make different toes. Easy preschool activities on cats! Have them try to draw their own if you wish.