She used the colorful clothespins to sort and put in rainbow order. Created a planter out of them on a plastic container. She used them to hold sheets to create forts. And then she discovered they can be used to build things with. Here is the beginning of the rocket that she built using the colorful clothespin. I’m sure there are a million other uses for clothespin and I can’t wait to see what she creates next. I love using simple materials to see how it can help inspire their imagination.
If you can believe it, after coloring both the shells and clothespin, we still had some egg dye left so we also dyed some leftover dried cantaloupe seeds and pumpkin seeds for a future art project. Finding numerous ways to reuse items to create something new is so much fun and teaching our children to love our Earth. Next week we’ll be sharing Ideas for Celebrating Earth Day with your kids.
This week I’ve discovered the power of a clothespin and how many things that you can do with it. I thought it might inspire us for the next few weeks with a variety of activities. I’m gather them all in one spot for a resource for many of us wanted to create activities at home with our child or for teachers at school creating activities and crafts for kids.
Here are a few Clothespin Activities we plan to explore the next few months for both learning ideas and crafting ideas.
Activities with Clothespins
Learning with Clothespins
- ABC Order
- Alphabet Clothespins
- Spelling Words with Clothespins
- Numerical Order & Counting
- Beginning Sounds
- Clothespin Sight Words
- Clothespin Spelling Words
- Fine Motor Math Facts
- Fraction Clothes Pins
- Clothespin Letter or Sound Match
Crafting with Clothespins
- Clothespin Mermaids
- Clothespin Caterpillars
- Book Inspired Peg Dolls
- Dot Marker Butterfly Clothespin
- Make into People with Pipe Cleaner
- Clothespin Beaded Butterfly
- Dragonfly Clothespins
- Clothespin Flower Pot
- Clothespin Butterfly Snack Containers
What can you learn or create with a clothespin?
Raising a Happy Child says
I think clothespins are great for pretend play – even better when they are painted 🙂
What great activities for learning through play. I recently saw a dinosaur post with them too for learning numbers. I think they are a brilliant idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Deb Chitwood says
I love your activities with clothespins! Thanks for featuring my April Themed Activities for Kids. I'm so glad my post helped you plan out your activities for the month! Deb @ LivingMontessoriNow.com
Mary Catherine says
I love the clothespins ideas, especially letting your daughter use them outside. They are very versatile, and I love the colored versions. 🙂 Thanks for hosting a fun party, as usual. 🙂
Mary Catherine of Fun-A-Day!
Jackie Higgins says
Great round up and I love the colorful clothespins!