- Have students play I spy using pipe cleaners twisted up to resemble spy lenses.
- Twist a handful of pipe cleaners into “s” shapes, challenge the children to stacks as many of them end to end that they can. Like the barrel of monkey game.
- Thread beads, buttons or cut up straws, encourage children to make necklaces, belts and bracelets.
- Have children form letters and numbers.
- Cut pipe cleaners into different lengths, ask children to line them up longest to shortest.
- Use pipe cleaners to measure different body parts. Link more than one pipe cleaner to measure toys in the classroom.
- For a fun activity to help with color identifying form different colored fish shapes, then give children another pipe cleaner in the shape of a hook, then encourage the children to find the right color.
- Tie them on to chair legs.
- Craft them into monsters or bugs of their creation.
11. Make Rings
12. Make Finger Puppets
13. Staple a small paper with a number written on it, on top of a pipe cleaner, have children add the correct number of beads to the pipe cleaner.
14. Make funky glasses to wear for the day.
15. Form pipe cleaners into circles and play ring toss! Toss onto an empty paper towel tube.