Help your child develop their fine motor skills all while getting into the holiday spirit with these fun free printable Halloween lacing cards. Perfect for at home or on the go, these cards will definitely come in handy when your little ones need a quiet activity to do.
What are lacing cards?
Lacing cards are a fun activity for kids where the child has to pass a string, yarn or shoelace through the holes around a shape. Think of it kind of like sewing!
What do lacing cards teach kids?
Not only are lacing cards a fun activity for kids to do while in the car, waiting at a restaurant, and of course home and at school. They are a great teaching tool for young children and can help develop fine motor skills and strengthen their pincer grip.
What age are lacing cards appropriate for?
Generally, lacing cards are best used for toddlers and children aged 3 and up.
How to make lacing cards:
It’s easy! First, print out the free lacing cards at the bottom of this post. I would very highly recommend printing them out onto white cardstock to ensure they are as durable as possible!
To add an extra level of durability, laminating the cards are also recommended after they are printed and cut out. This is the lamination machine I have and it definitely gets a ton of use.
One laminated and cut out, use a standard size hole punch to punch out all of the holes around the Halloween shapes.
Using yarn or string, begin weaving in and out through each hole. Think of it set of like sewing! Make your way all around the shape with the string, and then you can take it out and start again!
Lacing card tips:
Here are a few different types of string you can use for lacing cards:
- Embroidery thread
Tip: If your child is having trouble weaving something like yarn through the holes, you can wrap a small piece of tape around the edge to make sure it doesn’t fray and make lacing more difficult.
Free Printable Halloween Lacing Cards
These lacing cards were designed to be printed onto 2 8.5×11 inch pieces of paper or cardstock. White cardstock is highly recommended for durability.
Feel free to download and print as many copies of the lacing cards as needed. However, please do not edit or redistribute the files in any way. These cards are intended for personal or classroom use only.
If you enjoyed this post, you might also like to check out some of our other fun free printable lacing cards below:
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- Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day lacing cards
- Free Printable Easter Lacing cards
- Free Printable Shoelace tying cards