Last night as I laid in bed and was about to fall asleep, I had the thought to put red buttons on a white pipe cleaner, bend it, and make a candy cane. I almost got out of bed and did it right then, but fell asleep before I even realized that I was still awake.
But bright and early, with LM’s hands leading the way, we gave it a whirl! He had so much fun threading the pipe cleaner through the button holes. Some of them were pretty small and Mommy helped out a bit, but mostly he did it all!
But we couldn’t stop there. No sir-ee. LM is in love with these buttons, so I gave him another pipe cleaner and let him put on whatever buttons his little hearty desired. This was a fun activity because not only was it festive, fun, good concentration & fine-motor skill practice, but it also was interesting enough to hold this little Pre-schoolers attention for a good 45 minutes!