As a part of my Little Elves and the Shoemaker unit, I always introduce several hand working projects.  One of my favorite things to do is weaving.  It is simple and the children love the process.  I found this grapevine “ribbon” at Michael’s for $5 and their holiday ribbon was 50% off.  Perfect!

Weaving is a wonderful way to build the pincer grasp for writing and develop fine motor control.    

Simple – give the children ribbons to weave.  I let the children loose to weave how ever they wish!

The end product is an explosion of joy!