Get into the back to school spirit with these printable lacing cards. It’s a fun mixture of school pictures and monsters, how can that go wrong? They’re a fun way to get some fine motor practice underway for your preschooler or kindergarten student.
Get your child to use a string or shoelace and thread them through the holes on the fun characters. This is also a good precursor if you’re going to teach your child to sew.
Watch how they concentrate and focus their attention on getting the shoelace through the tiny hole. Fine motor skills are a great skill to work on as they learn to write.
Lacing Card Supplies
1InTheOffice Ticket 1-Hole Puncher – Single Hole Punch – Metal Hole Punchers – One Hole Puncher Heavy Duty – 5 Sheet Capacity, Silver (2 Pack)Neenah Bright White Cardstock, 8.5”x11”, 65lb/176 gsm, Bright White, 75 Sheets (90905)AmazonBasics Thermal LaminatorScotch Thermal Laminating Pouches, 8.9 x 11.4 -Inches, 3 mil thick, 100-Pack (TP3854-100)
Print the lacing cards onto paper or cardstock, cut them out, laminate them to make them more durable so you can use them again. Then use the one hole punch to add holes where the laces would go.
I have a laminator that I absolutely love, it allows me to reuse printables so I can save on paper and ink. I have a printer that uses the HP Instant Ink program which I love because I don’t need to worry about ink anymore and I can print as much as I need.
Store the lacing cards in a large Ziploc bag or bin where your kids can use them independently. It’s a wonderful activity to add to a busy bag to keep kids occupied if your working with older siblings or other students.