Indoor Activity For Kids:

Pipe cleaners quiet bin

This is a one ingredient quiet bin - just pipecleaners. Kids can twist the pipecleaners into chains for bracelets and other jewelry. Just cut the pipecleaners into smaller bits and it's ready to go.

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This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Creative activities help children express themselves and create something from nothing, explore materials and activities and use their imagination.

Colour recognition activities helps children get to know the different colors and color blending and matching.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the supplies

Step 2

Cut the pipecleaners into smaller bits and add it to the bin

Step 3

Invite your kids to play

This simple pipe cleaners quiet bin wasn't a big hit with my kids. I cut it in smaller pieces and played with my kids a bit, showing them how to make circle chains. But I think it was either too complicated for them or it didn't interest them. Maybe another day.

Some pipe cleaners snipped in half – little ones can create chains, necklaces, and bracelets. All while quietly practicing colors, counting, and strengthening little hands for future writing.