This is a little fine motor skills activity, the children thread the pipe cleaners through the holes of the sive. You can mix the activity up a little bit by including it in a colour matching activity…
Or if you want to make It a little more challenging for your older children you could try using wool or string instead of pipe cleaners. I did this recently with some pre schoolers, we used wool and they threaded it through the sive and then used scissors to cut the wool, we includes maths by choosing whether to cut a big piece or a small piece, a long piece or a short piece etc.
Love Early Education
Love, Kylie x