Thursday, 30 May 2013

skipping rope

Look at this fab idea Ellen, one of my colleagues, came up with - using empty bubble containers as skipping rope handles...

bubble containers left over from National Preschool Day celebrations

it does require some drilling - a hole at the bottom of the container suitable for the choice of rope. It is then just to feed the rope through the hole and make a knot or use silver tape, or both to keep it in place
and then its just to replace the lids. If you are worried about the lids being taken off and popped in mouths, then it is to just to get busy with the glue gun... as long as you are observant there are no problems with one year olds using these without glue - learning to open and close the lid is a great fine motor skill opportunity added to the gross motor skill possibilities of the rope...

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea! Lots of the commercially available skipping ropes are far too light for my boys to have any success with - and when I tried I soon understood why. This seems like a good solution to that problem.