So Here's My Life

The things we make,
the food we eat and
the shenanigans in between.

A blog about making things by
MICHELLE SEXTON

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Printable Monster Lacing Cards

Does anybody have summer on the brain yet? Or are you still thinking about Spring? If you are, I don't blame you...didn't Spring just get here last week?? ;) Over the past couple of days, I've been thinking more and more about the summer. Do you have plans for summer yet? We do. Part of that plan involves taking two kids on a plane. In my mind I'm already thinking ahead and planning the activities I can bring for my boys during the plane ride. I think before our trip I'm going to go on a massive printable paper toy hunt to gather as many as I can. I am definitely going to bring along these printable monster lacing cards that I made. Lacing cards are a great way for toddlers and preschoolers to work on developing fine motor skills, but I've rarely seen them outside of a daycare or preschool. So let's make our own! But we should make monster lacing cards. Ready? Let's do it!

Make these Printable Monster Lacing Cards from SoHeresMyLife.com


You will need:
- These Printable Monster Lacing Cards
- thin piece of cardboard (like the kind on the back of a spiral notebook)
- shoe lace, yarn or string with stiff ends for threading
- spray adhesive or glue of some sort
- 1/8" hole punch (not pictured)
- scissors

supplies needed

Make them:

Adhere the Monster Printable to the cardboard with spray adhesive or glue.

Printable Monster Lacing Cards from SoHeresMyLife.com

Cut out the monsters.
Use the hole punch to press out each black circle on the monster.

Printable Monster Lacing Cards from SoHeresMyLife.com

Encourage your child to thread the shoe lace in and out of the holes in any way they see fit.

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Bobbie S said...

Love this! I featured it on this weeks Check Me Out Saturday Link Party highlights. I am going out of town and won't have access to a computer so I am letting you know a day early. The post will go live tomorrow morning but here is the link:
http://iamonly1woman.blogspot.com/2014/04/check-me-out-saturday-link-party-weekly.html

Lydia LaRae said...

These are super cute. I have a weak spot for monsters! My kiddo just drew his first monster earlier this week, so this is perfect for us right now. Thanks for sharing!

Lauralee said...

I am only able to view this, how can I print it?

Lauralee said...

this only show the doc preview how do you print it or save to computer

Michelle Sexton said...

Sorry, Lauralee. We fixed that issue. You should be able to print it now. I accidentally uploaded the wrong link.