To make the garland:
- Glue the shapes onto yarn or a flat ribbon [I think a flat, thin ribbon would work the best].
- Use a hole punch and punch one [or even two] holes and thread the yarn or ribbon through the holes. [Two holes would get the effect here, one hole, the shapes would just dangle.]
- Cutting practice! Draw some geometric shapes on construction or card stock paper [heavier would be better if you want to display these]. Let the kids have a chance to cut them out themselves!
- Patterning! Pattern by color, or by shape [or both!]! Practice learning patterns.
- Sorting! Sort colors or sort shapes. Divide them up into piles.
Inspiration can be found in all places! Don’t limit your options to just kid-friendly crafts and art projects that you’ve seen done already. Take a look at adult projects all around, and think to yourself, “How can I tweak that to make it work for my kids?”