Monday, March 7, 2016

Lacing Activities for Preschool and Kindergarten

Benefits of Lacing Activities for Preschoolers

Kids love playing with colorful ribbons, laces, and yarn - they can be pleasant to touch and explore. My daughter was like a little kitten when she got her hands on two balls of pretty yarn.

We tried some activities that are a step up from traditional lacing cards. Ideas featured here are combinations of lacing with art, craft, math, science, literacy.

Lacing is an excellent fine motor skills practice. These activities are wonderful for cognitive skills and math: planning the steps ahead and problem solving, colors, patterns, and measuring are used in a playful way here. Eyes and hands work together to create an amazing new pattern.

Fun with Lacing for Kids

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Matching Stickers Lacing Card from Teach Me Mommy. This beautiful activity is easy to set up and great for practicing visual discrimination skills.

Giant Lacing Spider Web from Fun at Home with Kids. Upcycle a box to make a nice home for a pet spider. This activity is great for Halloween and Earth Day, or just any fun rainy day.

Pretty Peacock Lacing from My Bright Firefly. We counted beads while lacing and learning about these interesting birds.

Llama Llama Red Pajama from 3 Dinosaurs. Any little Llama fan would love making this warm and cozy pajama for a friend.

Lacing a Dream Catcher from Happily Ever Mom. This cute little dream catcher is a simple lacing and beading activity.

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Happy Beaver Earth Day Craft from My Bright Firefly. This toy beaver can stand on his own and has movable paws. Lacing was done connecting numbers 1-25.

Discovering Designs and Patterns Using Ribbons from Kids Activities Blog. Lacing using ribbons and a kitchen supply is so creative!

Paper Plate Lacing Sea Shell Craft from Artsy Craftsy Mom. These simple and adorable sea shells will bring back the fun memories of the beach fun.

Designing and Lacing a Perfect Easter Bonnet from The Pinterested Parent. These adorable Easter bonnets are so easy to make.

Handprint Spider in a Lacing Card Web from Mom Endeavors. This craft is so much fun with lacing!

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Lacing Christmas Tree Ornament from Happy Hooligans. The choice of paper and yarn of different colors and textures is beautiful!

Lacing Card Play Basket from My Bright Firefly. This lovely little play basket is an easy paper plate craft for preschoolers.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Lacing Card from Parenting Chaos. The colorful textured caterpillars eating a leaf are very engaging!

Rainbow Lacing from Coffee Cups and Crayons. A nice and simple craft that will keep them lacing.

Funny Face Lacing from Mama OT. Kids will love exploring feelings and emotions while lacing these funny faces.


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