Playing and Learning With Straws

One of my favorite activities this week was one I chose to do with Raspberry Bug.


First, we started with brightly colored straws and a pair of safety scissors. We had fun as I guided her hand (she’s only two and a half and can’t do it on her own yet) and cut the straws into smaller pieces. It was funny; she giggled as the pieces hit the small bowl. At first, they were all closed up on the ends from being pinched by scissors. As they opened up, they “popped” and some flew rather far. An unexpected surprise, even for me!

Next, I pulled a shoestring out and showed her how to lace the “beads” we made on to make jewelry.


She had a great deal of focus and concentration on this one. I think it’s the first time she’s succeeded at being able to fit beads on all…

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