Lacing Cards

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

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


  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
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  2. Smooth out the string to be sure there are no knots or tangles.
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  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.
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  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.
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  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


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Where to Buy

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