Thursday, April 24, 2014

Baseball Lacing Activity for Kids

Here is a very simple and fun activity for your little one to practice some fine motor skills!
You can do something similar with any shape at all, but since we're beginning Baseball season, I decided to make a baseball!

  • White cardstock
  • Yarn (any color will do). :)
  • Hole Punch
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Prep Work:
1. Trace a small circle (about the size of a cup) onto a piece of white cardstock. You don't want it to be too big, because you need to be able to get your hole punch to reach into it to punch the holes..... :)

2. Draw 2 curvy lines on each side of the circle with a marker.

3. Using a hand-held hole punch, punch holes on both sides of each of the lines:

4. Cut a long piece of yarn and put a small piece of tape around one end. This will help your child lace the yarn through the holes. Then tape the other end onto the back of the baseball so it stays in place. 

Activity Time!!

Show your child how to lace the yarn through the holes so that it looks like the stitches on a baseball. Then let them try it.

Then you can unlace it and do it again!

LB(4) did really well with this! After he was done, he carried it around all day by the end of the string and pretended it was his "kite". haha.

Have Fun!

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