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Straw Threading

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Straw Threading

Straw threading will improve a child’s hand-eye coordination and improve their focus and concentration and develop their vocabulary.


  • A basket or tray with holes on its walls so that the straws can be inserted into it.
  • Straws in varied colours.

What to Do

  • Give children bunch of straws.
  • Provide them with the tray or basket.
  • Now ask them to insert the straws through the holes of the basket so that they don’t fall down.

  • They can insert them in any way they like.

Hints and Tips

  • Encourage children to complete this independently.
  • While doing this activity you can teach a variety of words and their meanings for example -up, down, above, below, across, vertical, horizontal, diagonal and so on. Although these words may seem difficult children will grasp its meaning as they are learning them practically.


Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Play Based Learning: Exploratory Play, Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Sensory Play, Toy Table
  • Games Categories: Cognitive Development, Fine Motor Skills, Quiet Games
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 4, Learning Outcome 5
  • Sub Outcomes:
    • 4.3 Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another.
    • 5.4 Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work.
Created On February 17, 2023 Last modified on Friday, February 17, 2023
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