Fine Motor Activity for Kids : Make Feather Necklaces

Whether you are talking about Thanksgiving, birds, or are just looking for a fun fine motor activity for kids – these feather necklaces will fit the bill.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Supplies

Gather the following supplies to begin this preschool craft activity:

  • colorful feathers
  • colorful card stock paper
  • bird stickers
  • pony beads
  • string or lacing cord
  • tape
  • glue stick
  • breakaway clasps

If you have a circle punch….it will make cutting shapes a breeze.

How to Assemble Feather Necklaces

To make the necklaces I started by cutting a bunch of circles from scraps of colored card stock.  You certainly don’t have to use a circle…use whatever shape or material you choose.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Then, we taped feathers to one side of a circle.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Next we glued another circle on top of the feathered circle to create a little sandwich.  You can also sandwich feathers between foam shape stickers.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Once we punched a hole into the circle and added a string, the feather medallions were ready to be decorated with stickers, washi tape, or drawings.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Finally, beads were added to the string.  Helpful Hack….Use painter’s tape to hold the necklace to the table so that kids won’t pick up the necklace and send beads flying all over the place.  For safety, add a breakaway clasp to the end of the strings.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

Math Talk

Making feather necklaces is a fun activity but don’t forget that there are plenty of opportunities to talk about math in the process.

    • How many beads are on each string? Which has more or less?  How do you know?
    • How many beads do you need to add to one string to make them even?  How did you figure that out?
    • can you make a pattern on each of the strings?  Tell me how you started your pattern?
    • What do you notice about your friend’s necklace?

I have also made necklaces to go with other themes as well.  Check out the snowflake necklace, spectacular spider activities, and Thanksgiving feather necklaces.

These feather necklaces are a fun fine motor activity for kids and are a perfect addition to a Thanksgiving, turkey, or Spring birds theme unit or lesson plans. The article also includes ideas for working on math concepts like counting, comparing quantities, and creating patterns. This is a perfect hands on math and fine motor activity for your preschool, pre-k and kindergarten classroom. #preschool #finemotoractivities

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