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Cat's Cradle

This classic game from your childhood will be a hit with your little one too!
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Cat’s Cradle is the quintessential string game from so many childhood memories. This simple game is both entertaining and challenging for a little one. It provides a platform for discussing shapes and encourages fine motor skill through small and intricate hand and finger motions.

Age Group:

Materials

String
Your Hands!

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Sample Activities and Instructions

First we will cut our string (58 inches) and tie the ends together to make one big loop.
Next we will slip the string over both of our hands, winding the string around our palms one time on each hand.
Then we will use our right middle finger to draw the left loop of string towards the right hand. We will repeat with the left middle finger.
We have successfully created the “Cradle”!