Providing the opportunity for children to explore weaving is such a beneficial activity! Here’s how we encourage weaving in our home with a large weaving loom!
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Weaving is such a beautiful activity FULL of learning potential for any age: from discovering patterns and textures to encouraging growth in fine motor skills and eye hand coordination. We’ve made homemade weaving looms from popsicle sticks to encourage weaving, and we also love using our large weaving loom at home. (For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links.)
Weaving with Kids on a Large Weaving Loom
Quite a while back we bought a classroom loom from Discount School Supply. We have absolutely loved it! I frequently tear old fabric into strips, cut extra ribbon or yarn pieces, and place them in a basket for the kids to use for weaving.
What I especially love about the large weaving loom that it’s useful for so many ages. Theo (22 months) likes to pick out fabric from the basket and help me put it into the loom. Even though he’s not actually weaving, he’s so proud to be sticking pieces inside our creation and adding to the family project! And it’s been so fun watching Lucy progress from where Theo is at now, to actually being able to weave completely on her own.
Having a giant loom is such a fun way to work cooperatively on one beautiful piece of artwork! It’s been so nice to have in our home, and it would also be a wonderful addition to any classroom!
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