Indoor Activity For Kids:

Felt and pipecleaners tree activity

If you keep felt and pipecleaners in your home, you can easily do this activity with your kids.

You can cut either flowers or leaves out of felt, or do both.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Felt and pipecleaners tree activity.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Hand eye coordination activities help kids use their hands (and muscles) and eyes at the same time. When the two work together, young children begin to increase their ability to pick up, grasp, and manipulate objects.

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.

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

Cut out either leaves or flowers, or both, from felt.

Step 2

Make a few trees from pipe cleaners.

Twist several pipe cleaners around one main trunk to create a tree with branches.

Step 3

Tape the pipe cleaner tree to a surface, ready to play

Step 4

Invite your kids to play and show them how.

Ask them to hang the felt leaves and flowers on the tree. Let them play or give them quests (like hanging a certain amount of items).

Let the child add the leaves to the tree. This could simply be an invitation to play, where fine motor skills will develop and you let the child independently explore. Or, you could give some guidance and ask him/her to add a certain number to the tree