Preschool Tree Activities Weaving Roots Investigation Station

Check out this awesome Preschool Tree Activities Weaving Roots Investigation Station. You’re not going to want to miss it! It’s so quick & easy and your little kids will definitely have a blast! 

collage of colorful fabric stripe woven through chicken wire frame with text: Weaving Roots Orchard Theme STEAM StationIt’s been all kinds of interesting around here lately. Of course, baby girl is giving us a run for our money. And here I always thought the little guy was a firecracker. I stand corrected. Lol…

chicken wire frame with woven fabric strips
In other news, we’ve been learning about the life cycle of trees and today’s topic was roots. We drew flowers to demonstrate the function of roots. And of course, talked about what we learned.

Roots hold the plant in place as the stem grows through the soil.
They deliver nutrients from the soil to the plant.

You’re definitely not going to want to miss this Weaving Roots Preschool Investigation Station activity. The little guy kept going back to it even days later. There are just some things that never cease to amaze me. And the real kicker? We only needed two things – a metal rack and strips of ribbon and/or fabric.

preschooler weaving fabric through chicken wire frame
We used a chicken wire frame that I picked up at our local craft store last homeschool year and fabric strips for quilting that I had stashed in my sewing cart.

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A huge thanks to Experience Early Learning (formerly Mother Goose Time) for providing us with their Experience Preschool curriculum for free in exchange for sharing our honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. It’s been such a huge blessing to us! As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own.

Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. 

preschooler choosing colorful fabric strips for weaving activity
Weaving Roots Preschool Investigation Station

Visual Arts (32.1), Fine Motor (5.1), Logic (20.1)

Set Up

  • Set out a variety of materials for weaving, such as ribbon and yarn. Set out a metal rack next to the materials and encourage children to weave the “roots.”

preschool child weaving fabric strips through chicken wire frame
Big Questions

  • What materials can you use as pretend roots?
  • How can you weave the roots through the metal rack?
  • What are other ways you can use the roots and rack?
  • What could you use to make a tree for the roots?

preschooler weaving fabric strips through chicken wire
The little guy had a blast weaving the fabric strips around and through the chicken wire.

preschooler holding chicken wire frame with woven fabric strips
He started with yellow and then moved onto turquoise, red, and blue. It was lots of fun to watch him create and explore with the materials.

preschooler folding fabric strip
And like I said, he kept coming back to this activity over and over again, which means a few things including, but not limited to, the fact that a weaving loom might be a worthwhile investment for the studio.

preschooler pulling fabric strips through chicken wire
I can’t even get over how quick and easy set up and clean up were. Literally. I grabbed what we needed, put it on the little guy’s sensory table, and let him have at it.

preschooler holding up fabric strip
Either way, the little guy is definitely all kinds of creative and we both obviously love the Invitation to Create and Investigation Station activities that are included in each month’s preschool curriculum kit.

preschooler weaving using fabric strips and chicken wire
Don’t forget to stop by next week if you’re interested in seeing what we’re up to with our Orchard Harvest theme. And if you missed this year’s preschool homeschool space post, you can check it out here.

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MGT-Blog-Transparent-300x300As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger

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collage of colorful fabric stripe woven through chicken wire frame with text: In the Orchard STEAM Station Weaving Roots