Press Here is such a fun, interactive book for children! We created this simple necklace craft for kids based on the story. It’s perfect for practicing math patterns and fine motor skills too!
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Necklace Craft Inspired by Press Here
Have you read the book, Press Here? If not, you definitely need to put it on your list of children’s books to buy! It’s an indisputable favorite of both my kids because of the interactive nature of the story. Each page of the book gives the reader different instructions (like clapping hands or pressing dots) which result in the dots changing size and color on upcoming pages! The illustrations also encourage all kinds of learning like counting, math patterns, and size comparison.
We were inspired by the colorful illustrations to create our own Press Here necklaces using paper and straws! The necklace craft is a great way to encourage creativity, fine motor practice, and math patterns!
Materials for Press Here Necklace Craft
- Construction paper (or cardstock) in blue, yellow, and red.
- Straws- preferably with the colors black and/or white (to represent the background color of the illustrations)
- Thin yarn or string (I used Sugar’n Cream yarn. It’s 100% cotton and inexpensive!)
- Circle punch (I used this one by Fiskars which cut circles with a 1.5 inch diameter.)
- Single hole punch
Directions for Press Here Necklace Craft
2. Punch holes in the center of each circle using your single hole punch.
4. Cut the yarn for your necklace. (We cut ours to a length of 36 inches. That length gave us room to tie it when we were finished.)
5. Wrap some tape around one end of the yarn. This will make it easier for the kids to string the circles and straws.
6. Invite your child to create a necklace by stringing the straws and circles onto their yarn. It’s fun to see all the designs kids come up with all on their own!
7. Once the necklace is finished, tie the two ends together, and snip off the end with the tape. Wear your necklace proudly!
More Press Here Activities
Be sure to check out all the creative Press Here activities created by the other members of The Preschool Book Club Series!
Press Here Movement Game from Homegrown Friends
Press Here Book Inspired Eraser Paintings from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Magnetic Polkadot Sensory Bag from Mama Papa Bubba
Sensory Dot Play from Sugar Aunts