Sometimes the best boredom busters emerge from nowhere.
Such was the case with this super easy pipe cleaner threading activity, It turns out it is also a fantastic way for kids to work on their fine motor skills, which are so important for handwriting.
The other day, I got out the bag of pipe cleaners without any real plan in mind. I rarely have a plan, just so you know.
I had a vague idea of showing my son how to manipulate the pipe cleaners and wondered what he might do with them. At first he made some twisties by twirling (sort of) the pipe cleaner around a spoon handle but then I got the bright idea to do some lacing and got out the hole puncher.
The hole puncher was a bit too difficult for Kiddo to use on his own, but he enjoyed being the boss and showing me where he wanted each hole. We squeezed the hole punch handle together.
More easy fine motor work: