Ribbon weaving and painting in preschool

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Yesterday, I shared how we made ribbon trees in our prek class but we have also been exploring ribbons with our threes too…

This doesn’t have to be a holiday activity. In fact, these ideas are great ways to use up some of that left over ribbon from the holidays…

I set out these dish or sink mats (from the Dollar Store) along with several skeins of ribbon at one table for a little ribbon weaving and tying…

The key to making this fun, is letting the children choose ribbon to cut and weave rather than having the ribbon already cut up…

Some of the children preferred to weave the ribbon in and out of the holes…

And some of the children preferred to tie knots with the ribbon…

Very open ended process that invites great use of fine motor skills!

We also explored a little ribbon painting!

We set out some colorful paint, scissors, and different colors of ribbon for the children to paint with. The children cut a length of ribbon, dipped it in the paint, and dragged it across the paper any way they wish…

We  covered the entire table with paper and let the children freely paint with the ribbon anywhere they wanted.  When the paint dried, we cut up the large ribbon painted paper into individual squares for each child to take home…

The children enjoyed ribbon painting together…

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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