Weaving – Research-Backed At-Home Activities – Bay Area Discovery Museum


Even toddlers can become master weavers, on a loom made just for them! In this weaving activity, demonstrated above by BADM’s Christina Sheils, your child gets comfortable with a simple, “under, over” motion which builds their confidence to take on complex weaving skills.

Learning Goals

  • Be Curious
  • Take Risks and Persist Through Challenge

Tips for Adults

  • By using words like “over, under” you are building your child’s spatial reasoning skills, or the ability to think about objects in 3 dimensions.
  • Encourage children to ask a lot of questions, especially if weaving is a brand-new activity for them. And don’t worry if you don’t know the answer! Respond by saying something like, “That’s a great question. I don’t know the answer. How could we find out together?”

Materials Required

  • A rectangle of thick paper to use for your loom base, such as:
    • Cardstock
    • Cereal box
    • Postcard
    • Packaging
  • Box cutter, Exact-o-Knife, or scissors
  • Weaving materials, such as strips of yarn, cardstock, magazines, or natural materials
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