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Threading Practical Life Exercises

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Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below.

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Giant Wooden Lacing Beads
Small Non-slip Tray
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100 Lacing Beads in a Wooden Box
Chunky Lacing Beads
Set of 12 Long Laces
Pack of 90 Assorted Large Buttons
Set of 6 Wooden Thread and Peg Boards
4 Compartment Sorting Tray
10cm Beechwood Box with Lid
3 Compartment Sorting Tray
2 Compartment Sorting Board
Wooden Bowl
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Small Ceramic Bowl
Small Wooden Tray
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A threading activity for the Practical Life area, which can be presented as described below, or to augment your existing activites.  Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below:


1 Lacing Large Beads 

Selection of beads, lace, container, tray

You can also use hollow pasta shapes 


2 Lacing Smaller Beads

Beads and laces, bowl, tray  [These items included by default]

Threading at random or alternating colours.


3 Lacing Beads following a Pattern

Selection of beads, lace, container, tray.

The child can devise own pattern or follow a diagram.


4 Sorting and Lacing Beads

Selection of beads, lace, sorting tray.

Thread the beads on the lace sorting by size/colour/shape/type


5 Lacing Buttons

Buttons, lace, sorting tray.

Vary the material to be laced with a selection of buttons, laces



Suggestions for additional items needed: beads, dried beans, lentils, macaroni, coriander seeds, coffee beans, corn puffs, rice, pebbles, shells

Of course, these are only suggested activities and you can mix and match the items as you wish. We'd love to see your own ideas.

Get inspired for alternative activities with videos and photos here.


PLEASE NOTE: This pack contains real kitchen items not toys, some of which are made from glass. They are only for use under the supervision of an adult, and you should assess the risk posed each time they are used. WARNING: Not suitable for 0-3 years - Small Parts: Choking hazard.



Useful Links

Instructions Instructions: http://www.absorbentminds.co.uk/threading-ideas
Instruction Video