Pick as many of those dandelions from your yard as you can and use them for a fine motor threading activity!
A super fun dandelion activity challenge that also gets them out of your yard.
On Mother’s Day, we headed outside to pick dandelions at my mom’s house and collected them in a basket. Not doing anything in particular with them.
Later that week, we went outside and did the same thing again at home.
Henry enjoys any activity that includes picking dandelions.
He gets excited when he finds them. He says they’re pretty.
Henry has always loved these yellow flowers.
Most children do.
Likely it’s because they’re allowed to pick them at their own free will.
Henry collected the dandelions in a green basket, and about filled it completely!
Fine Motor Threading with Dandelions
Once the front yard was free of dandelions, we set out to do something with these weedy flowers.
We came up with a dandelion activity.
The basket of dandelions got dumped out on the sidewalk.
We turned the basket over.
The dandelions with stems attached were poked through the wire basket.
Henry hauled the flowers with his end loader, of course.
There was one dandelion with an extremely long stem.
This one proved to be tricky.
Henry found the longer stems were harder to thread through the basket.
Once we covered the top of the basket in dandelions, we started on the sides.
Henry didn’t find this part of the activity as interesting and he thought the dandelion hat was complete.
Though when I picked it up to put it on him, this is what we found:
Henry wouldn’t let me set it on his head, he made me wear the hat instead (Sorry, no pictures of that!)