An easy, arty activity for all ages is weaving! Not only is it fun, effective and challenging, it is also fabulous for developing those fine motor skills necessary for writing. Developing the motor skills will only improve handwriting, so even my 9 year old twins benefitted from a hand workout! All you need is a piece of card with slits in. Be sure not to go to the edge with your slits, you need a frame around the outside of the card so that the weaved card does not fall out! Then you need strips of card in a variety of colours… time to weave!
I suggested to J that we do it together as I thought he would find it too difficult. I tried to do wide slits for him but he wanted to be the same as his cousins! He did find it a real challenge but he gave it a really good go! I was very proud! After the black strip, he was done but I’m not surprised; it’s tricky!
Crafty art, good for handwriting!