Ribbon trees and tying knots in prek

With so many beautiful ribbon colors, textures, and designs, we have been exploring different uses of ribbons throught out the holiday season…

I saw this beautiful idea for a Ribbon Christmas tree card on Pinterest but we adapted this idea published by Create: just a bit to make the process fun for our prek class.  Instead of making a card, we focused on measuring, cutting, and then tying knots with the ribbons around our twigs…

I loved the idea of making ribbon trees and in the process, my students found ways to make this process interesting to them.  This little one decided to measure out lengths of ribbon by our classroom Christmas tree…

Once the children measured out a good length of ribbon, they then cut their different lengths of ribbon from the skeins…

And then they worked on tying the ribbon around the twigs.  Miss Abby and I showed the children how to tie a simple knot and each of the children worked very hard at managing that ribbon and making knots. Overall, this was a challenging but engaging process for my prek students…

After all the measuring, cutting, and tying knots around their stems, we had some very pretty ribbon trees to take home…

Oh, and yes, the children did go outside to find their own twig for this process…

I have a few more ribbon ideas to share with you so stay tuned!

By |2017-03-28T22:27:35+00:00December 17th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

One Comment

  1. Ms. Jessi December 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    So cute! We are making these tomorrow! 🙂

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