Pine Bough Weaving

Using collanders and artificial pine boughs, we created our very own Christmas tree structures!
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This was a collaborative group project, and your little one enjoyed making our school a little more festive by poking pine boughs into a collander together with a partner.
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Twisting their garlands enabled them to make a variety of fun creations!
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This activity incorporated several developmental domains.
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When piercing the pine boughs into the collander, your little one was practicing fine motor control and hand eye coordination.
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The importance of hand eye coordination lies in your child’s ability to manipulate their environment. Simple hand-eye coordination techniques, such as weaving, are a great way to help your little one learn how to control their mind and their hands.
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These skills are transferable to literacy, and when your little student is then exposed to holding a pencil, crayon or pair of scissors, the coordination will be in place.

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