Ioan decided that this was one of his favourite activities this Christmas. Finn enjoyed it so much that he decided to make some decorations for our neighbours.


  • Pipe cleaners
  • Beads


Step 1: Display beads and pipe cleaners. Demonstrate how to thread the beads on to pipe cleaners.

Step 2: Encourage children to twist the pipe cleaners, either twisting them together for decoration or to make a loop to hang the decoration up.

Step 3: You can make this activity trickier by providing smaller beads to thread.


Finn wanted to make bracelets and a necklace for his King costume, as well as adding to his crown.

DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)

Physical development

ELG 04 – Moving and handling:

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They handle equipment and tools effectively.