• Large thick paper or card
  • Lengths of coloured yarn (different lengths and different colours)
  • Old “take away” trays or similar
  • PVA glue, slightly watered down

Mix the coloured yarn, in the “take away” trays, with the watered down PVA glue to make Sticky yarn!

Encourage the children to pull lengths of yarn out of the trays and arrange them randomly on the paper/ card.

Experiment with swirls, lines, wiggles or just letting the yarn drop.

Try to make letters or numbers. Can you make your name with Yarn?

Talk about the lengths of yarn and the colours. Use mathematical language such as Long and longer. Short and shorter. Make comparisons.

Observe how children lay their yarn. Some make spirals, some let it drop. Others make long lines and create pieces that look very much like modern art!

Today’s play, meets the following EYFS Prime and specific areas
  • Communication and Language
  • Expressive Art and Design
  • Mathematical 
  • Physical Development

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