Lacing Frame

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Lacing Frame
Practical Life - Dressing
Lacing Frame 5.JPG
Level Primary
Age 4 - 5
Prerequisites Bow Tying Frame
Lacing Cards
Materials Lacing Frame

In this activity the child learns how to lace.


  1. Undo the laces
  2. Put the laces through the first holes at the top, then pull the ends up as far as they will go to be sure you have the same length on each side.
    Lacing Frame 1.JPG
  3. step two
    Lacing Frame 2.JPG
  4. step three
    Lacing Frame 3.JPG
  5. step four
    Lacing Frame 4.JPG
  6. step five
    Lacing Frame 5.JPG

Points of Interest

Holes, bow, opening flaps

Control of Error

Missed holes, bow, length of lace

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

Where to Buy

(For sets of dressing frames and stands see Dressing Frames.)

Cloth Lacing Frame
Absorbent Montessori $12.00
Adena $8.89
Affordable Montessori $12.00
Albanesi $50.00
Alison's $13.50
Alison's $25.00
Best Montessori Toys $16.86
Bruin's $35.00
E & O $25.00
Early School $28.00
ETC Montessori $35.00
IFIT $11.00
Juliana $44.10
Kid Advance $9.99
Lord Co. $42.50
Material Co. of Boston $33.00
Mindset $12.73
Mindset $32.12
Montessori Concepts $9.00
Montessori N' Such $9.99
Montessori Outlet $14.95
Nienhuis $39.40
Thinkamajigs $14.95

Shoe Lacing Frame
Absorbent Montessori $12.00 (holes and hooks)
Adena $8.89
Albanesi $50.00 (holes and hooks)
Affordable Montessori $12.00
Alison's $25.00
Bruin's $35.00 (holes and hooks)
E & O $25.00 (holes and hooks)
ETC Montessori $35.00 (holes and hooks)
IFIT $13.00
Juliana $44.10 (holes and hooks)
Kid Advance $11.99
Mindset $12.73
Mindset $40.92
Montessori Concepts $9.00
Montessori Outlet $14.95
Nienhuis $39.40
Thinkamajigs $14.95

Further Reading