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This activity teaches the child a basic stitch pattern.  This activity prepares the child for sewing.
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This activity teaches the child a basic running stitch pattern.  This activity prepares the child for sewing.
  
 
== Presentation ==
 
== Presentation ==
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# Grasp the end of the string on the other side of the card. Pull the string all the way through until it is stopped at the knot.
 
# Grasp the end of the string on the other side of the card. Pull the string all the way through until it is stopped at the knot.
 
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# next step
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# Put the end of the string through an adjacent hole to the one where it just came out.  Pull the string on the other side until it is tight.
 
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# Put the string through the next hole in the same way.
 
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# Continue in this way until the card is completely laced.
 
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# To remove the string, hook your index finger through the very last stitch and pull.
 
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# Flip the lacing card to remove the next stitch. Continue in this way until all the stitches are removed.
 
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# Remove the string by pulling the knotted end until the string is completely out.
 
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# Smooth the string out, fold it in half, then fold it in half again.
 
# Smooth the string out, fold it in half, then fold it in half again.
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== Variations and Extensions ==
 
== Variations and Extensions ==
 
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*A whip stitch or blanket stitch could also be done.
 
==Material==
 
==Material==
  
 
===Make Your Own===
 
===Make Your Own===
 
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Lacing cards could be cut from light-weight cardboard (such as from a cereal box), and holes punched along the edges.  A shoelace could be used for the string.
 
===Where to Buy===
 
===Where to Buy===
 
[http://www.constructiveplaythings.com/cgi-bin/s.sh/2.0/product.htm?parent_id=Manipulatives&dept_id=Lacing&pf_id=TPW-56 Constructive Playthings] $18.99 (set of 12)<br>
 
[http://www.constructiveplaythings.com/cgi-bin/s.sh/2.0/product.htm?parent_id=Manipulatives&dept_id=Lacing&pf_id=TPW-56 Constructive Playthings] $18.99 (set of 12)<br>

Revision as of 03:48, 4 January 2015

Lacing Cards
Practical Life - Care of the Person
Lacing Cards 12.JPG
Level Primary
Age 3 - 4
Prerequisites Bead Stringing
Materials lacing card
string knotted at one end
tray

This activity teaches the child a basic running stitch pattern. This activity prepares the child for sewing.

Presentation

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
    Lacing Cards 1.JPG
  2. Smooth out the string to be sure there are no knots or tangles.
    Lacing Cards 2.JPG
  3. Hold the lacing card in the subdominant hand and the end of the string without the knot in the dominant hand.
    Put the end of the string through any hole.
    Lacing Cards 3.JPG Lacing Cards 4.JPG
  4. Grasp the end of the string on the other side of the card. Pull the string all the way through until it is stopped at the knot.
    Lacing Cards 5.JPG Lacing Cards 6.JPG
  5. Put the end of the string through an adjacent hole to the one where it just came out. Pull the string on the other side until it is tight.
    Lacing Cards 7.JPG Lacing Cards 8.JPG Lacing Cards 9.JPG
  6. Put the string through the next hole in the same way.
    Lacing Cards 10.JPG Lacing Cards 11.JPG
  7. Continue in this way until the card is completely laced.
    Lacing Cards 12.JPG Lacing Cards 13.JPG
  8. To remove the string, hook your index finger through the very last stitch and pull.
    Lacing Cards 14.JPG Lacing Cards 15.JPG
  9. Flip the lacing card to remove the next stitch. Continue in this way until all the stitches are removed.
    Lacing Cards 16.JPG Lacing Cards 17.JPG
  10. Remove the string by pulling the knotted end until the string is completely out.
    Lacing Cards 18.JPG Lacing Cards 19.JPG
  11. Smooth the string out, fold it in half, then fold it in half again.
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  12. Place the string back in the tray.
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • A whip stitch or blanket stitch could also be done.

Material

Make Your Own

Lacing cards could be cut from light-weight cardboard (such as from a cereal box), and holes punched along the edges. A shoelace could be used for the string.

Where to Buy

Constructive Playthings $18.99 (set of 12)
Explorations Early Learning $1.25 for 1 (4+ $1.05 each, 8+ $0.95 each, 12+ $0.85 each)

Further Reading