Did you know that there are more things that kids can do with beads besides stuff them up their nose?? lol! You can also use beads to make some fun holiday crafts together. Today I’m featuring a beaded wreath homemade Christmas Ornament for kids to create. These Christmas ornaments crafts for kids to make in school will keep little hands and minds busy during the chaotic Christmas holiday season.
I love that you can build upon this Christmas ornament craft for kids by using the red, silver, and green colored beads to teach your kids about color patterns. Not only will your kids have a blast creating their own Christmas bead wreath, but you’ll feel great knowing that they’re learning color patterns.
How to use Beads to Teach Math?
You can also take this craft for kids one step further by having your kids count the beads as they place them on the wire to make their own Christmas bead wreath craft. It’s always fun to combine learning with fun. This bead craft for kids is an excellent way to encourage your kids to practice their basic counting skills.
Preschoolers learn best through repetition, which is why I highly recommend you use these beaded Christmas ornaments for kids to practice counting and patterns.
When can toddlers string beads?
Some advanced toddlers can string large beads as young as age two, while your average preschooler can string beads without much assistance around age three or older. This Christmas bead craft for kids is an excellent way to enhance their fine motor skills as they learn to string beads to create an adorable homemade wreath decoration for the Christmas tree.
You can also differentiate based on the fine motor skills of your kids. You can create beaded ornaments like these with small beads for older kids or kids who have a strong pincer grasp.
Or you can use pony beads for younger kids and kids who need help with their pincer grasp because they are larger and easier to hold as they make their homemade ornament.
Safety note: Always choose the correct size of bead for your children’s ages and provide close supervision while crafting.
How Is threading beads important for preschoolers?
There are many benefits of threading for preschoolers. Your kids will work on the following skills when they make this Christmas bead wreath:
- Strengthen small muscles in their hands
- Develop fine motor skills
- Improve visual motor skills
- Inspire creativity
- Teach color patterns
- Counting skills
Threading beads is an activity that all ages can enjoy. This homemade Christmas bead wreath craft is obviously geared towards preschoolers, but you’ll find kids of all ages enjoy threading beads.
Being able to create your own color combination of beads together to make a Christmas wreath will make your kids happy and keep them occupied for at least five minutes…
How can I differentiate this DIY Christmas Beaded Wreath craft?
If you want to make the most out of this Christmas craft with kids, consider the following ideas:
- Make several Christmas Bead Wreaths for family members.
- Use longer wire and make bead garland as a team project.
- Have your kids count the beads as they place them on the craft wire.
- Encourage your kids to make a numbered color pattern, such as 2 red, 1 silver, 2 green beads and so forth.
- Instead of a wreath, use red and white beads to create beaded candy canes.
You can easily use this DIY Christmas bead wreath to help your preschoolers use their math and basic counting skills during the excitement of the holiday season.
Preschoolers have a *tad* bit of difficulty sitting still and concentrating the closer we get to the holidays.
This craft for kids will help your kids stay on task and have some fun while using important skills before they take a break from learning to have fun with their families during the holiday season.
How to Make the Bead Wreath Ornament Craft for Kids
- Assorted beads in green, red, and silver
- Silver wire (20 or 22 gauge)
- Wire cutters and/or needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
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Pre-cut pieces of wire approximately 6 to 8 inches long, based on how long you want your beaded wreath ornaments to be.
Bend one end of the wire so that the beads won’t fall off during the bead threading process.
Add beads one by one until the desired length of wire is full. Your preschoolers can add their beads in any color pattern they desire.
Twist the ends of the wire together to create a circle being certain to tuck in any sharp wire edges so that little hands don’t get poked with them.
Add a decorative ribbon to your wreath Christmas ornament for kids and enjoy!
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