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Creative Kids: A Ribbon Crown

I didn't have a crown in mind when I created this activity, just an easy way for little hands to practice tying knots. Tying knots is such a great preschooler skill. Not only is it the first step toward tying shoes, but doing it over & over helps develop those awesome hand muscles they need for writing. It was Isia's idea to turn it into a crown, and a great idea at that! Quick, creative activities don't get much easier than this, and the possibilities for embellishments are endless.

Ribbon Crown

All you need is a plastic plate (or a sturdy paper one), scissors to cut out a hole in the middle & ribbons cut in kid-friendly lengths to tie one. Since Isia is still new at tying, I kept them pretty long- six or seven inches in length? We used gift-wrapping ribbon, but you could use any ribbon or yarn or netting... you get the idea. If using a paper plate you could even paint & glitter it up beforehand, then tie on your ribbons once dry. 

Ribbon Crown
Here she is with her first round of tied-on ribbons. I kept the crown & ribbon bowl out for a few days for her to keep coming back to, and she did! When she declared it "all done," I curled the ribbons for her and she proudly paraded it around. It's not hard to get this kiddo to wear a crown! (wink)

Ribbon Crown

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Cassidy Sevier

Cassidy used to teach in the city, now she homeschools three active kids in the woods. She spends her days reading aloud, crafting, getting lost in nature, and refilling her teapot. Her best parenting advice: You should never give kids more water or glitter than you're willing to clean up! Read more about their learning adventures at Freshly

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