Threading activities is one the easiest ways to help develop fine motor skills in young children. It takes very little preparation and is an easy one to put in to a busy bag to take out and about.

To make your own your own threading with cotton reels and stars you will need:

  • Cotton reels (these came from John Lewis)
  • Stars (from Paperchase)
  • String

cotton reel threading busy bag

To add a little bit of colour to the reels I coloured them in using metallic pens.

To help stop the string fraying you can either use candle wax or nail polish to seal it. I did wax to begin with, but found that being used for while the wax began to come off.

cotton reel threading busy bag

This activity may help development of:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Concentration

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Help develop the fine motor skills of young children with this cotton reel threading busy bag.