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Lacing Red Apples

by on Aug 12th, 2011

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Lacing is a very difficult task to do, especially for the little ones. No matter how many times you explain it to them, they still have difficulty understanding the concept. But that’s okay, because at their age, it’s their EAGERNESS TO LEARN that’ll get them far!

At first, the kids feel frustrated with lacing activities. Because they can’t understand it, they refuse to continue doing it. But eventually, they get the small idea that all you need to do is put the thread in the hole. It’s a very good activity that not only helps them with their fine motor skills, but with their patience as well! :)

What you will need:

  • Thread
  • Masking tape
  • Red crepe paper/tissue paper
  • Clear plastic (the one used in wrapping books)
  • Puncher
  • Scissors
  • Green and brown art paper
  • Glue

What you will do:

Teacher’s preparation: First, you need to cut 2 clear plastics into apple shapes and punch holes around it. Next, cut out the red tissue paper into circle shapes OR you can also just let the kids crumple it later on. Lastly, cut the stalk and leaf using the art paper.]

Kid’s Turn:

Step 1: Start lacing the 2 apple shape clear plastics together. We wrapped the end of the yarn with some tape to make it easier for the kids.


Step 2: Before closing up, put in the red crepe/tissue paper that the teacher has pre-cut

Step 3: Glue the stalk and leaf at the top and put some tape on the any holes to prevent the paper from falling out and you’re done!



Cheryl Villareal is a preschool teacher and the owner/ editor-in-chief of On weekdays, she could be found teaching her little tots while Sundays are her workout days. She easily enjoys simple things and loves experiencing new things! Her blog is simply a way for her to share these experiences with people. Besides her blog, she also contributes and writes various articles on Follow her on Twitter

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