Branches and Beads


We are making a thankful tree in the preschool.
For the first part of this project we supplied different colored wooden beads and the children decorated the branches. 


We started calling it our “thoughtful and thankful tree” because you really needed to put some thought into where you put your beads. You also needed to be thoughtful because if you weren’t careful the smaller branches could break and if you knocked into a branch beads would come tumbling down.


The attention and care each child put into placing their beads onto the branches was a beautiful thing to watch. 


This turned out to be another very simple idea that completely enthralled the children while at the same time provided them with a great fine motor activity.






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