Straw Weaving in 15 easy steps!

Want an innovative way to manage your children?
 
Try Straw Weaving.
 
This easy activity has an amazing ability to relax, quiet and focus even your most energetic students.
 
Used at break time, it helps return children to a ‘just right’ threshold.
Used at recess, it helps avoid the excitability that can build with unstructured play.
Used during instruction, it’s rhythmicity and repetition create a synergistic mental state that keeps hands busy but minds engaged.
 
It’s a healthy adjunct to behavior management and best of all… kids love it.
 
You’ll need:
5 straws (cocktail or regular)
5 15″ lengths of black yarn
1 long wire to serve as a needle
1 ball of yarn.
 
Now watch the video.  Enjoy!