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.




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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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