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Clothes Pegs are fascinating for children, they are a strange shape, unusual texture and have fascinating clippy capabilities! They can be a source of great interest and fun - with a bit of adult supervision to ensure they don't clip them to their little fingers. Playing with pegs can be education in all sorts of ways. Using pegs is a great way to improve fine motor skills.
- Count the pegs into a container. How many are there?
- Sort them by colour into little piles.
- Put them into some used containers with lids and see the different noises they make when you shake them.
- Show your children how to open and close the pegs and see how many they can clip round a used ice cream box or container in one minute. Then time them to take them all off again.
- Peg out some washing together or wash some dolls clothes and hang them out to dry.
- Print some photos. Hang a string in your child's room and peg the photos to the line as a way of displaying them. Or hang up art work like a gallery.
- If you have wooden pegs, draw some patterns on them with felt pens to make them more attractive. Or stick on some sequins for a sparkly peg!
- Use pegs to hold together papers or drawings or letters from school. Get your child to decorate the pegs to make them look really pretty.
- If you stick a magnet (from craft shops) to the back it could be stuck to the fridge door so you don't lose things.
- Get the children to match socks on washing day. Ask them to peg them together and then you can fold them securely.
- Hide pegs in the garden and get the children to find them like a Peggy Treasure Hunt.