Indoor Activity For Kids:
I like this activity because kids of different ages can play with it in their own way and you don't need too many supplies or a big setup. All you need are pipe cleaners and straws and a storage container. If you keep it in a sensory bin it will contain some of the mess.
This activity is inspired by ideas from Threading station.
What you'll learn
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.
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.
Sources for this activity
“Either way, my two toddlers (3 years old and 20 months old) are in love with this threading station. What I’m in love with is how they can play it together but in totally different ways―Read More At busytoddler.com