Wonderful weaving tool and process for preschool

by Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. on January 19, 2013

in Centers, Classroom Setup, Wonderful Weaving Center

I haven’t had any weaving out lately so when I came across a wonderful weaving tool (otherwise known as a wooden dish rack), I decided to set up a small weaving center for the children to explore…

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I purchased the wooden dish rack from Deals (which is kind of like a Dollar store only some items cost more than a dollar). I placed three rolls of ribbon and a few pairs of scissors out so the children could get right to work exploring the weaving process…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The ribbon was a nice material to use for our first try at weaving on our new weaving tool because it slipped easily in and out of the slats without getting all tangled up…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The children came and went from the weaving table all throughout the morning. Some children stopped to weave one row of ribbon and others stayed to weave every color of ribbon…

Wonderful Weaving by Teach Preschool

The ribbon easily slid off the wooden slats when the children wished to start over or to create a new design. A super simple weaving tool that gets those small fingers working together…

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1 Juliet@CreativeSTAR January 19, 2013 at 9:28 am

Now that is a genius of an idea! Thank you!

I’m currently preparing some peg loom weaving frames for one of my classes.

2 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Oooh, I bet that is going to be wonderful!

3 Janet T. January 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

I’m been watching your set-up process closely. Do the children just start weaving by themselves, or do you show them a few basics?

4 Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 19, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Mrs. Courtney did a quick 2 minute demo of what the word “weaving” means by showing the children how the ribbon can be used to go in and out of the rack but then we sent the children off to explore the process on their own. Over time, we will begin to offer new guidance for the weaving but first we want the children just to explore the materials.

5 Jen January 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm

What a great find!

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