Preschool Skills – Lacing Cards
Lacing cards improve hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills in preschoolers
I love lacing cards.
They are an easy activity to take with you to keep children busy in the car. There aren’t many parts to them, they don’t take batteries, and they are completely silent.
But lacing cards aren’t only a good thing for Mommy.
Lacing cards are also a great educational and developmental toy for preschoolers. As children grasp the tip of the ribbon, they are building their pincer grip which is crucial for writing skills. They also learn patterns and develop hand-eye coordination through the act of lacing or weaving. Finally, it is also a lesson in patience as they ever so slowly work their way across the lacing card with their ribbon.
There are a lot of super cute lacing card sets in stores but I made one from an inexpensive kitchen sink mat that I got at the dollar store and some random ribbon pieces that weren’t being used
I simply cut some strips of ribbon slightly longer than my mat. You could also use strips of cardstock instead of ribbon (if your child isn’t as destructive as mine). I also put a strip of tape around the tip of each ribbon just to make it a little sturdier for gripping.
Then I let my preschooler go to town with it.
I asked her to lace the card by repeating the pattern the pattern I created at the top of the card.
But then I let her play with the ribbons and card on her own to discover and explore different designs and patterns that she could make.
Lacing cards are fun but so good for preschool development too.
But don’t think that you have to get fancy with the $1 sink mat. You can make lacing cards with just cardstock, a hole punch, and some old shoe laces! Use different colors of cardstock and cut out different shapes, animals, fruit, or just anything that would make it more fun for your child.
Great idea to use the sink mat!
I think this would be a relaxing activity for me!
I purchased these exact same mats for the exact same idea:) LOL! Great minds think alike!
Was the mat already cut?
I really like the idea. Very cute. Thanks for sharing.
I’m hoping I can find mats like that. They look like they would be so durable, too. Better than the cardboard ones I spent too much money on!
Oh, I loooove that mat! This is such a great activity! 🙂
That is a fantastic idea! I shared it on our FB page.
I went & bought these today!!! I can’t wait to have my daughter play with them! 🙂
Clever! And pinned.
I can’t wait for payday to go and buy my daughter these crafts. Thanks for the idea.
The most common I see is by using traffic exchanges, but there
are some get paid to click programs that do allow you to advertise sites that may get you referrals as well.
These principles today are in eclipse and after decades of erosion by subversives
and demagogues, the constitutionally limited federal republic
is slowly being changed into a democracy. It’s common for people not to look at their statements,
which means they could be paying higher fees without realizing it.
REQUIREMENTS: CDs are subject to CRR and SLR since banks have to report CDs to RBI.
However I would suggest hanging out in affiliate marketing or Internet
marketing forums and learning how to do affiliate marketing correctly.