This activity promotes fine motor skills, ideation, and motor planning while braiding a puppy tug toy.
Step 1: Lay out an old shirt flat on the table. Optional: Draw shapes on the shirt with non-toxic markers to address pre-writing skills.
Step 2: Take fabric scissors and begin to cut strips to your desired length. Maintain approximately 2-inches of width.
Step 3: Take one of those strips & use it to tie a group of 3 strips together. Make sure to leave approximately 2-inches from the end.
Step 4: Braid the 3 strips.
Step 5: Take another strip & use it to tie the braid together at the bottom.
- Use scissors that match your child’s hand dominance.
- Hold the fabric in place as they cut.
- Use 3 various colors of fabric to make teaching them braiding skills easier.
As always, please provide assistance and supervision as needed.
Share your creation with your lovable dog & enjoy!