I have found five weaving projects on other blogs that I have put on my 2012 to do list for my kindergartners.

1.  Branch Weaving
This is such rocking idea!
2. Mesh Weaving
I am in love with this piece.  This so happening in January!
3.  Paper Plate Weaving
This is a must see blog!  So cool.  Love this project!
There is an instruction link on at this link.
4. Hula Hoop Weaving
I love, love, love Family Fun.  I subscribe to the magazine and can count on tons of great ideas just like this one.  So making this with my kinders.  Maybe they can bring old t-shirts. . . .  recycle idea!
Circular Cardboard Weaving
I love this blog.  Her photos are heavenly.  Kylie has provided this adaptation to the circular loom which can be kinda daunting for young ones.  This is brilliant!  Thank you Kylie!
 
A FEW BENEFITS OF WEAVING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN:
  • builds fine motor skill (pincer grasp)
  • aids visual tracking
  • building eye/hand coordination
  • strengthens the muscles used in pincer grip
  • physical experience of spatial concepts of up, over, and under
  • helps in using both the dominant and non-dominant hands at the same time
  • weaving involves crossing the midline
  • the list goes on and on!

COMMON CORE STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN WEAVING

  • Mathematics – Kindergarten – Geometry:
    • K.G. 1.  Describe the relative position using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind and next to.
    • K.G. 5  Model shapes in the world by building shapes from components (e.g. sticks and clay balls).
Try a weaving project in your classroom this year and see the fairy dust fly!!

Happy Weaving!

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