Burlap Weaving Activity
Try “racing” one feather against another in a piece of burlap ribbon. This is a great way to build spatial and positional awareness as well as eye-hand coordination.
Weaving Burlap Fine Motor Skills
When weaving burlap, there are many fine motor skills that are addressed.
So, what exactly are you working on when completing this project?
- Bilateral Coordination
- Eye-Hand Coordination
- Separation of the two sides of the hand
- Open thumb web space
- Wrist mobility
- Tripod grasp
Threading the feathers through the holes of the burlap ribbon is a fun way to work on many skills needed for skills like pencil grasp, handwriting, manipulating clothing fasteners, and tying shoes.
Click on each of the links above to read more about that skill area as well as additional creative activities designed to build that particular area.
Looking for more easy fine motor activities? Try these:
- Fine Motor Play Dough Intrinsic Muscle Strength
- Rainbow Hundreds Chart
- Pencil Control Exercises
- Pre-Writing Handwriting Lines
- Benefits of Stickers in Occupational Therapy
- Neat Pincer Grasp Fine Motor Activity
- Buttoning Tips and Tricks
- Travel Sensory Diet Bag
You’ll find more bilateral coordination and fine motor activities in our Fine Motor Kits:
Use these Fine Motor Kits for hands-on activity kits to develop fine motor skills, strength, dexterity, and manipulation. Kids LOVE these fine motor kits for the motivating activities. Therapists love them because it’s fresh, fun ways to work on pinch, grip, manipulation skills, and much more. Try some of these themed therapy kits:
- Fall Fine Motor Kit
- Winter Fine Motor Kit
- Spring Fine Motor Kit
- Summer Fine Motor Kit
- Frogs and Toads Themed Fine Motor Kit
- Letters! Fine Motor Kit
- Outer Space Themed Fine Motor Kit
- Valentine’s Day Fine Motor Kit
- Penguin Themed Fine Motor Kit
- Snowman Themed Fine Motor Kit
Colleen Beck, OTR/L has been an occupational therapist since 2000, working in school-based, hand therapy, outpatient peds, EI, and SNF. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. Read her story about going from an OT making $3/hour (after paying for kids’ childcare) to a full-time OT resource creator for millions of readers. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.