Simple Toddler Threading Activity

What was in our play space this week? A simple idea for toddler threading …

Childhood 101 | Simple Toddler Threading Activity

I simply punched holes in a pile of metallic patty pans and Immy threaded them onto pipe cleaners to make flowers. She took them on and off, over and over again during the week until our patty pans looked really quite ratty! It constantly amazes me that the simplest ideas are often the ones kids love most of all.


I can’t tell you how much fun I had during last week’s We Play – there were so many great play ideas and fabulous blogs to discover, and that is what this meme is about – creating community, sharing ideas and supporting each other. Make sure you take time to visit the other links throughout the week to be inspired.

The winner from week one of the $40 gift voucher from Eco Toys (as chosen by is … #8 House of Baby Piranha. And my favourite play idea of the week? You can find it here (I am so glad to have found this great blog).

Now it’s your turn, what have you been playing this week?

To Play;

  • Anytime during the week, blog about a play space or play experience you’ve enjoyed at home, preschool, child care or kindy, using just a photo or some words of explanation as well.
  • Grab the We Play button (find the code here) and pop it into your post or sidebar. Include the text, “Come over and play at the Childhood 101 We Play link up” with a link back to Childhood 101 at the end of your post.
  • Pop over each Tuesday and add a link to the We Play post. Please link directly to your related post, not your home page.
  • Visit others on the list to find new friends and be inspired by others who believe play is an important part of how children learn.
  • Each week I will choose my favourite post from the link up list and feature it in the next We Play post.


  1. BusinessMums says:

    Woo Hoo! I'm first this week 🙂

  2. leechbabe says:

    Threading is soooo much fun 🙂

    I will be joining in tomorrow with some messy play.

  3. This is such a great idea, I cant wait to read all of this weeks entries and get some new ideas

  4. Raising a Happy Child says:

    Very cute idea. I'll add mine US Wednesday, I think.

  5. Wow! Thanks for paying my blog such a high compliment! I'm so happy to have joined the fun. I'll be sharing another nature play idea on Friday, you can be sure! 🙂

  6. I love we play! I can't wait to see what everyone else is up to this week.

  7. Philippa, Neevah and Liam says:

    I love reading all the play ideas … thanks for running such a great link up

  8. Really loving joining with this and checking out loads of new (to me) blogs!

  9. I finally just got home! Will have to check all these sites out on Friday! Have uni assignment due tomorrow 🙁

  10. I just found "Go Explore Nature" and am loving it too. I really enjoyed discovering new blogs last week. Great to see so much celebration of play!

  11. Karmeleon says:

    wow – thanks for the idea of the pipe cleaners! Why didn't I think of it!

  12. Hoping I got all of the links to work!

    Thank you for highlighting play!

  13. Not sure why, but I can't leave a comment using my blog.

    Last comment pulled my personal google contact rather than my blog URL. Sorry, just not sure how to get everything to work.

    Any way my son had much fun with an old umbrella.


  14. leechbabe says:

    My messy muddy play post is up 🙂 I'm looking forward to sitting down with a cup of tea after school drop off and reading everyones ideas 🙂

  15. Just added mine. I am loving this meme, Christie; thank you!

  16. The girl who painted trees says:

    Hey, My the linky didn't grab my thumbnail and now I don't know how to fix it. Sorry!

    Love your idea!

  17. Christie - Childhood 101 says:

    Thank you for all of your support 🙂 I have a hot cup of tea and (hopefully) some time to explore the new links!

    The girl who painted trees – I can see your thumbnail 🙂

  18. I'm excited to get to participate this week! I'm liking this new feature for your blog 🙂

  19. Belinda Butler says:

    It was great reading through everyone's ideas last week. Looking forward to more great play activities this week.

  20. Here you go. We're playing 🙂
    Love the meme!

  21. Christie - Childhood 101 says:

    What a playful time you lot have been having! LOL

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