Wonderful weaving tool and process for preschool

I haven’t had any weaving out lately so when I came across a wonderful weaving tool (otherwise known as a wooden dish rack), I decided to set up a small weaving center for the children to explore…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

I purchased the wooden dish rack from Deals (which is kind of like a Dollar store only some items cost more than a dollar). I placed three rolls of ribbon and a few pairs of scissors out so the children could get right to work exploring the weaving process…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The ribbon was a nice material to use for our first try at weaving on our new weaving tool because it slipped easily in and out of the slats without getting all tangled up…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The children came and went from the weaving table all throughout the morning. Some children stopped to weave one row of ribbon and others stayed to weave every color of ribbon…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The ribbon easily slid off the wooden slats when the children wished to start over or to create a new design. A super simple weaving tool that gets those small fingers working together…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-01-19T06:00:18+00:00January 19th, 2013|

About the Author:

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.


  1. [email protected] January 19, 2013 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Now that is a genius of an idea! Thank you!

    I’m currently preparing some peg loom weaving frames for one of my classes.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Oooh, I bet that is going to be wonderful!

  2. Janet T. January 19, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I’m been watching your set-up process closely. Do the children just start weaving by themselves, or do you show them a few basics?

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Mrs. Courtney did a quick 2 minute demo of what the word “weaving” means by showing the children how the ribbon can be used to go in and out of the rack but then we sent the children off to explore the process on their own. Over time, we will begin to offer new guidance for the weaving but first we want the children just to explore the materials.

  3. Jen January 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    What a great find!

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