We have been playing a lot with felt lately and the quiet book I have been planning is coming along nicely.
Today’s fine motor adventure is another rather simple idea, with a CRAZY STRAW! These work well as busy bags too!
This idea has so much potential.
- Color sort to the straw color
- Sequence certain colors together (red, yellow, red, yellow)
- Make a rainbow
This works great for hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.
You can also cut various shapes instead of circles! For example, squares or hearts!
To make your crazy straw busy bag:
First up, cut a few circles out of your various colorful felt bits.
Then fold in half and make a small slit in the middle, just large enough to fit over the straw end.
Demonstrate to your young ones and watch them take over!
This activity was a bit of a challenge for my almost 2 year old. But once the felt circles were on the crazy straw she enjoyed moving them around the bends. This is what makes it such a great busy bag, it can be re-used many times.
This activity makes a great twist to the classic straws on pipe cleaner idea.
The awesome thing is that you can also change the shapes on these straws to make a unique busy bag.
More Busy Bags activities to pair with this one: