Straws at the playdough table:
Children can make some amazing cakes out of playdough and use straws cut into different lengths to make candles. This is a great way of getting young children to practice their counting in a play situation.
Straws as art:
Straws of different thicknesses can be cut into various lengths for children to create beautiful necklaces. Older children could be encouraged to make patterns and cut the straws into small segments.
Straws as numbers:
Using a combination of straws and pipe cleaners, children can make numbers.
Straws at the light table:
After cutting the straws into short lengths, write the letters of the alphabet on the straws and ask children to put them in alphabetical order in little cups.
Glue the straws together with hot glue and then cut out the desired shape.
This was definitely a favourite in my house! The biggest question was which raft could stay afloat the longest.
Messages on straws:
I thought this would be a cute way to reinforce the child's name or some simple sight words you could be working on with your child.
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