Threading Spools


  • Shoelace or thin plastic tubing
  • Items for threading: empty thread spools, large beads, hair curlers, tubular pasta, paper towel tubes cut into 1-inch rings


  1. Collect a variety of round objects such as empty spools, large beads, plastic hair curlers, large tubular pasta, or paper towel tubes cut into 1-inch rings.
  2. Show your child how to thread these items onto a shoelace or length of thin plastic tubing.
  3. Tie one of the objects being threaded to the end of the lace or tubing to prevent the rest from slipping off.


Copyright © 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

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