Summer lacing cards are so much fun! Are you looking for an activity to occupy those little ones this summer?
I’m sure no one wants to be thinking about school right now but it doesn’t mean you can throw in some activities to help your child rather than have them sit in front of the TV all day. Not only are these lacing cards fun for kids to do but they’re great for their fine motor skills as well.
Create these summer lacing cards at home. All you need is a printer and paper to get this going and you’ll have a fun activity for your little one to practice their fine motor skills. Once they get started, they’re never going to stop!
If you think this summer activity is cool, you should check out our Summer Letter Puzzles, too.
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Summer Lacing Cards
We’ve been using lacing cards in our family for a long time. The kids seem to really enjoy them and they find a way to occupy their time while also using their hands and their minds.
Printable lacing cards are a perfect way to have fun and keep up those fine motor skills with your children off this summer.
I find that themed lacing cards are a lot of fun because themed learning is a great way to draw in the kids. The more that they can relate to something that is currently happening or relate to topics that they’re passionate about, the more that they’re going to want to continue learning.
During the summer months, we get into the summer theme. But let’s be honest…we also do some summer learning during the winter months because it gets so cold and we long for warmer weather!
No matter what time of the year you’re in, lacing cards are a great way to work the minds and hands of the kids!
Make certain to check out my Fine Motor Lacing Cards Bundle as well for even more great ideas for kids!
Summer Lacing Cards Supplies
All you need are the following supplies to get started! Just gather up this list and you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect summer lacing cards!
HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Wireless Printer, HP Instant Ink & Amazon Dash Replenishment ready (M9L66A)Scotch Thermal Laminator Combo Pack, Includes 20 Letter-Size Laminating Pouches, Holds Sheets up to 8.5Neenah Creative Collection Classics Specialty Cardstock Starter Kit, 8.5 X 11 Inches, 72 Count (46407-01)Better Office Sheet Protectors, 50 Pack
If your child loves this activity, check out our list of Summer Worksheets for Kids for more.
How to make these lacing cards
Print out the lacing cards onto paper or cardstock, then laminate or cover in contact paper to make it more durable and hole punch it around the edges. There are 6 different pictures for your summer theme in this printable.
This is a fun and frugal activity that you can put together for your child and it can be done independently to keep them busy when you’re working with older children.
Pair this lacing card activity with one of your favorite summer books, just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we get to stop reading.
Recommended Summer Books for Kids
Continue to grow their vocabulary and reading skills with these fun summer books. We love to cycle out books and have all various types of reading fun! I think we spend a lot of our time reading because it’s just a simple way to work the minds and have the kids learning at the same time.
I’m always amazed at how many books for kids there are out there! And there are always books being released every single day! For this reason, I know that we’re never going to run out of books!
But..just in case. I always keep a few new ones in the closet that I like to rotate out and share. I’ll either put them in the reading area of the house or keep them in the closet when we’re traveling.
I’ve found that the more that we can put books in front of the kids, the more likely they’re going to pick up a book to read! And that is always a good thing!
If your child isn’t a fan of lacing cards, my son wasn’t, he found it to be a difficult activity for him so he hated it.
I would race him, I’d get my own lacing card and we’d see who could finish first. Just adding them little bit of fun and surprise to the system is a great way for the kids to learn how to love this simple activity. They might even find that they prefer it over other activities!
I like lacing cards as it prepares them to learn how to tie their own shoelaces, something that took longer for my boys to do but was picked up much quicker by my daughter.
Recommended Summer Toys
Summer doesn’t mean you have to be cooped up inside, get outside with these fun summer toys to get your kids moving and enjoying the warm weather.
It only lasts for a short time here in Canada so we need to soak it all up. Summer toys are a lot of fun and can be used for sensory play, too. We tend to get outside as much as we possibly can since we tend to have such long winters!
Crayola Outdoor Chalk, Glitter Sidewalk Chalk, Summer Toys, 5 CountKKONES Sprinkler pad & Splash Play Mat 68Kangaroo Super Water BeadsJoyin Toy 12 Pack 14’’ Big Bubble Wand Assortment (1 Dozen) – Super Value Pack of Summer Toy Party Favor
Download the summer lacing cards pdf below
More Summer Worksheets
If you’re looking for even more summer fun learning, don’t stop! I’m all about having a lot of learning options and worksheets for the kids so that they can continue to learn each and every day. Don’t let them have that summer slide when it comes to the progress that they’ve made during the year!