Lacing practice for preschoolers is easy to set up. Give them something with holes and some string and let them go! As they gain the fine motor skills necessary, then we can work on the "rules" of lacing/sewing.
Lacing practice is perfect for fine motor skills and working on your tot's pincer grasp to help them strengthen their handwriting muscles. There are a variety of ways to make lacing or sewing cards perfect for little hands, but this is my version.
- Plastic Canvas (I chose the 4-inch squares at my craft store)
- Permanent Marker
- Plastic Sewing Needle
- Note: You could use a shoelace instead of the sewing needle and yarn
1. Using the permanent marker, draw a simple shape, letter, number, etc. on the plastic canvas.
2.Cut the tab off (if yours have them)
3. Using a shoelace or the plastic sewing needle and yarn, let your tot strengthen those writing muscles!
Want more lacing/sewing ideas? We've talked about them before!