Printable lacing cards for kids are a wonderful way to help your child practice their fine motor skills. Not to mention they are a frugal way to learn as well.
You can print out each set of printable lacing cards, laminate them or cover in contact paper, hole punch them and hand them to your child with some laces or yarn. I always make sure that the string is not too long and they are supervised when doing any lacing activities.
We use our lacing cards over and over until they get destroyed, my daughter loves them.
The fine motor practice is great because you can bring in different themes for each unit to change things up but they are still practicing their fine motor skills.
Lacing Card Supplies
- A printer (I have this one and love it)
- Paper or cardstock
- laminator or contact paper
- a hole puncher
Print the lacing card out onto paper or cardstock. Use the laminating sheet and laminating it. Use the hole puncher to punch holes into the lacing cards.
If you don’t have a laminator, you could cover your lacing cards with contact paper and then hole punch them. They just wouldn’t be as sturdy as using a laminator.
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I made our own lacing cards in this post: Great Preschool Activities
See step by step how you can make your own lacing cards, they’re so easy!
Fall Lacing Cards
Start the school year off with these fine motor lacing cards.
Winter Lacing Cards
While you’re trapped inside during the cold winter months, you can still work on your child’s pincer grasp with these winter themed lacing cards.
Spring Lacing Cards
As the weather begins to warm up, try one of these fun spring themed lacing cards.
Summer Lacing Cards
When the weather is perfect outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t work on this fine motor activity.
More Lacing Cards
Try one of these other fun themed lacing cards for kids who love princess and dinosaurs.
These activities are great for all times of the year. You can make them for any theme to go with any lesson or theme you’re working on in school.
Recommended Lacing Toys
Don’t want to make your own? Some of these cool beading and lacing activities can be purchased and are a favorite activity in our home.
With beads they can create patterns or sort by colors. Older kids can make their own bracelets or necklaces.
My daughter loves making gifts with them.
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Want even more lacing cards for every theme that you could cover in your preschool year? Grab the Fine Motor Lacing Cards Bundle to get them all in one place.
More Lacing Cards
Learning to tie your shoes? Try my newest lacing cards.