Toddler Activities: 4th of July Pony bead Necklace
Toddler Activities: Patriotic Star Necklace with Pony Beads
Here is a toddler activity using red, white (or silver) and blue star beads to make a necklace or bracelet. Easy classroom craft! Add a charm to personalize it.
Red, white (or silver) and blue star or pony beads.
Stretch Magic or Beading Cord
Small Piece of Tape
- Separate beads by color in a muffin tin or plastic containers.
- Measure a length of beading cord around your child's wrist or neck. Be sure to add about 6 inches or more to make it easier to string.
- Fold a small piece of masking or packing tape at the bottom of the bead string. This will keep beads from sliding off.
- Lay out a pattern of red, white (or silver) and blue beads.
- String beads and add charms if you desire.
- Hold securely and try on child before knotting.
- Tie a double knot and add a drop of craft glue especially if you use stretchy beading cord which can slip.
- Let dry and snip extra cord.
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
Great opportunity to practice counting.
For older toddlers you might want to introduce a complex pattern like RR, WW, BB or RR, W, BB.
Numbers and Number Sense
Counting: Practicing counting how many of one color.
Represent (How many is two,three, etc?) Ask your child to give you two beads.
Quantity (More, Less, Equal): Make two piles and ask which one has more or less.
Patterns, Sorting and Classifying (Algebra and Functions)
Sorting Objects by Attribute (color, size or shape): Sorting by color in muffin tins
Simple Patterns: Laying beads out in a row in simple patterns and identifying the next bead.
In the United States Independence Day, often called the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the
adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Many people celebrate Independence Day by sending off fireworks, attending parades,
having barbecues or holding picnics.
A great way to introduce an activity is to find a book about the topic.