These back to school lacing cards are a fun way to get some fine motor practice underway for your preschooler or kindergarten student.
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?
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. It’s also a great fine motor skill activity as well that will have them using their hands while also learning how to pay attention and follow directions.
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.
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Back to School Lacing Cards
These lacing cards are such a fun exercise that is a good brain break from other forms of learning. Not only that, but it really does work on their hand-eye coordination as well.
And the best part? It takes minimal effort to set up and get ready on your part. Just gather up the list of supplies needed for this lacing craft to get started.
Recommended Back to School Books for Kids
Help your child get ready to go back to school with these fun back to school books. It’s hard to transition from their summer schedule back into school mode so it’s best to get started early.
We love to sit down together and dive into books each and every day. Books are such a simple way to ease back into a routine and allow your child to use their mind and imagination to have creativity and fun.
First Day Jitters (The Jitters Series)How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Dragonfly Books)This School Year Will Be the BEST!What If Everybody Did That?The Recess QueenSplat the Cat: Back to School, Splat!
Back to School Lacing Cards Supplies
I have the HP printer 8710 but it’s not available anymore. It’s still running well for years now. Look for another HP Instant Ink-ready printer so that you can use their program to send you ink cartridges whenever your printer gets low on ink.
Recommended Back to School Supplies
Before the school year starts make sure your kids have the necessary supplies they need for learning, you can check out these back to school shopping list, and you can also check these recommended school supplies for your kids below!
ECOTREE Pencils #2 Pre-sharpened Pencils Number 2 Pencils School Pencils Kids Pencils with Erasers Rainbow Pencils Eco Pencils Recycled Paper Pencils 12 PackHandwriting Practice Paper for kids ages 5-11, created by teachers, dotted and lined, blank notebook: 123+ pages with dotted linesCra-Z-Art 96ct Crayons in Flip-Top Box with SharpenerCardinal Economy 3 Ring Binder, 1 Inch, Presentation View, White, Holds 225 Sheets, Nonstick, PVC Free, 4 Pack of Binders (79510)EXPO 80074 Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 4-CountFiskars Kids Scissors, Scissors for School, Safety Scissors, Blunt Tip Scissors, 5 Inch, 3 Pack, Red, Blue, Turquoise
Directions for these Back-to-School Lacing Cards
Print the lacing cards onto paper or cardstock, cut them out, and 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.
We also take these with us on trips or to appointments as a way to keep hands and minds busy when there’s downtime to use.
Don’t forget to download your back to school lacing cards below!
More Back to School Printables
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School Bus Discovery Bottle by Moms and Crafters