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Autumn leaf threading

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Threading round autumn leaves

Threading round autumn leaves

Here is Ted threading round autumn leaves over half term. The week before half term, he had returned home from school proudly clutching geometric shapes with holes round them, that he had threaded with large shoe laces. He had threaded them in class to help develop fine motor skills and also to strengthen the tripod pencil grip. Ted was keen to do some more threading, and wanted to do different shapes so we thought autumn leaves would be fun, and here they are. They are now hanging up in the window of our lounge.  

 

 

 

 

Materials

  • Coloured card
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Cellotape
  • Wool

How we made it

  1. I drew the outline of different leaves, maple, horse chestnut and beech and copied onto coloured card – we chose autumn colours, red, orange and green
  2. Punch holes all around the edge of the cardboard leaves
  3. Cut a length of wool and around both ends wrap a 2cm piece of cellotape to create a firm end for threading
  4. Ready for threading
Coloured card leaves ready for threading

Coloured card leaves ready for threading

Punching holes round edge of leaves

Punching holes round edge of leaves

Wrap cello-tape round end of wool

Wrap cello-tape round end of wool

 

 

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