A Lacing Activity For Fine Motor Skills!

We are on our way up to Primary Childrens Hospital today.  It’s the after the Nissen follow up appointment.  I don’t mind these appointments so much.

No stress.

Just making sure all has healed as it should.

(insert sigh of relief here)

But I did want to share an idea to help with those pesky fine motor skills, and eye hand coordination efforts.


Parker’s practicing with a snowman we found at Kidssoup. We just printed it off and ran it through a laminator.

Oh,  I so would love one of these beauties.

Hey, a girl can dream.

Okay.  Where was I?  Lost my train of thought in a day dream there.

Oh.  Yeah.

They have both free projects and an area for subscribers.  It’s a great site and well worth the small monthly fee for a subscription.  Especially when you compare what a actual ready made homeschool curriculum can run.

But you could use ANY simple outline. All you gotta do is take your hole punch and make the holes.

Or you can take those left over holiday cards and use those for lacing activities   Kinda like the magic made at My Montessori Journey.

Or go here and find a ton of lacing activities. (You can thank me later.)


I used a nice, stiff packaging tape to create my ‘needle’ at the end of the yarn. You could also buy the large plastic lacing needles that they sell. Just make sure that they are stiff. Nothing worse than a kid being frustrated with a bendy needle when trying to lace it through a hole.

Okay, maybe there are a few things that are worse, but you get my drift.



I like lacing activities because they fit so well with whatever you are studying. PLUS you can match the yarn to your color of the week!


Yeah. It doesn’t take much to thrill me these days.

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