Ribbon and lace sensory play in preschool

Ribbon and lace sensory play in preschool

I have shared a few ideas you can do with ribbon like a little ribbon weaving and painting or making ribbon trees.  We also have had a little fun with our ribbon and lace sensory trays…

This is easy to throw together if you have some lace or ribbon on hand. I simply set out scraps of both on a tray along with scissors for the children to do a little cutting and snipping…

The textures from the different lace makes this an nice sensory experience and the cutting keeps the children engaged in exploration and play…

We will save most of the little pieces for another activity some day. But for today – we just explored the materials and the cutting process…


  • Cathy@pre-schoolplay Posted December 19, 2011 3:03 pm

    Love this! My children always enjoy snipping and this shows that sometimes the simple activities are the best!

  • Kristina Posted December 19, 2011 10:32 pm

    So simple, but it is always amazing to me how much fun cutting is for kids. My son’s preschool set up a “wrapping” station in the dramatic play area this past month with wrapping paper, scissors, ribbon, and tape. I think my son was there “wrapping” presents for different teachers and parents every day. Just simply cutting new or different materials is so exciting! I need to set up something like this at home this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted December 20, 2011 8:42 pm

    I wanted to set up a wrapping station too but I just ran out of time. However, the children did wrap their parent gifts all by themselves – boy did they look kid-wrapped:)

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted December 20, 2011 8:42 pm

    I agree Cathy!

  • Esther Posted December 21, 2011 2:56 pm

    Wow! You have a series of ribbon activities! We will be trying some of them.

    We got a pack of holiday ribbons from the Dollar aisle of Target and my daughter had fun wrapping the ribbons around her outgrown bangles.

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted December 22, 2011 12:12 am

    I just love ribbons!!

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