Lacing cards are a staple in any preschool classroom. You could certainly buy some from the store, but it is fun to make your own.
Cardboard or poster board
Markers or crayons
String or yarn
A plastic needle
Begin by drawing or tracing an image on a piece of poster board
or cardboard. Let your child color the image.
Cut around the edge, leaving at least a 1-inch border. Use a
paper hole punch to make holes around the edges of the image every
Find a piece of yarn that is long enough to thread in and out
of the holes (this will vary depending on how large your lacing
card is). Thread the yarn through the needle and double knot
securely at the end so that the yarn is anchored at the first hole.
Your child can guide the needle in and out of the holes to practice
Caitlin Murray Giles is a full-time mother of three and part-time freelance writer living in Wicker Park.