Summer Activity #1 for Kids-Letter Beads Bracelet!
|   Apr 12, 2017
Summer Activity #1 for Kids-Letter Beads Bracelet!

Holidays have started for my daughter and like every mom I too am worried as to how to keep her busy. She loves swimming and hence I have enrolled her for a swimming class which is from morning 8-9 .After that she is free till evening when she goes out to play with her friends.

I have planned a few activities for her which would keep her busy for 1-2 hours. I would be writing them in next few blogs. My daughter is 4 years old. So the activities would be suitable for a 4-5 year old kids. Here comes the first one of the lot!

Beads interest my daughter a lot and she loves to make beads jewelry. I usually get beads for her but this time to add some educative value to it, I decided to get beads with letters, so that she can prepare bracelets for her cousins!

So I bought these beads from Amazon, and the lace from a local store.



She first wanted to start with her brother’s name and then we did hers

I wrote her name on a whiteboard and then she searched for the beads and kept them below each letter.

The next step was moving these inside the string. Here she was moving them haphazardly, so I had to guide her than all have to be in

one direction !

Her bracelet was ready! To make sure the beads don’t fall out, we tied both knots at both the endsJ


She then did this for her cousins and spent 1 hour doing that.

Advantages of the activity:

  • Learning of alphabets and spellings too. You can use it for creating words other than names. My daughter could remember the spelling of  her brother’s  name after this exercise
  • Hand eye co-ordination and concentration can be increased using this activity.
  • They learn to sit in one place and do things J

Here are a few Don’ts:

  • Take care that the child does not swallow the beads. It might be dangerous
  • For kids of small age, do not take beads with very small holes. It would be difficult to put the string in it and the child will get irritated
  • If you have a child who you think will throw away the beads, then better don’t buy them Jwe had a little guest at home who threw away my daughter’s beads and they just vanished!

Do let me know if you try this activity for your kids!

Read more activities over my blog here.






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