Spring is here! Before April ends, I wanted to share my new spring lacing cards with you!
These spring-themed cards are designed for kids to practice lacing and fine motor skills!
Why is Lacing Important?
Lacing activities help children develop fine motor skills. It is also helpful for developing visual perceptual skills, bilateral coordination, and motor planning. Lacing cards are great for preparing children for skills like tying shoes and sewing.
For this activity, children will use a piece of yarn, string, or shoelace to sew around the card. They can start at any point on the card and then just weave the string over and under the card.
In this set of spring lacing cards, there are five cards:
- rain boot
- duck in an umbrella
How to Set up This Activity
- Print the printable on card stock paper (link at the bottom of this post)
- Laminate the card for durability (this is optional)
- Use a hole punch to make holes around the card
- Cut a piece of yarn or use a shoe lace. I used a piece of yarn and wrapped a piece of clear tape on one end to prevent the yarn from fraying.
Ways to Use Lacing Cards
- Add them to a fine motor center in your classroom
- Send them home with students to work on fine motor skills
- Activity for children who finish their work quickly
- Add to quiet time boxes
- Bring in the car to do on long car rides
Of course, there are more ways to use them, but I hope those ideas help!
My youngest child really liked lacing the frog and raindrop.
To download this free printable, just click the words below!