Toddlers love lacing activities and this easy homemade toddler lacing activity made from paper rolls and a ribbon is a fun change from beads and string.
My toddler loves to lace beads on a string. Despite his fierce determination, his fine motor skills are not quite ready for little holes and so he screams, "need help!" at me the entire time. He needs a toddler-friendly lacing activity, so I made this simple lacing set for him!
The instructions are very simple. You are such a smart parent, you can figure it out from the photo and probably aren't even reading these directions. Ha ha ha!
Paper rolls, like paper towel rolls or toilet tissue rolls.
Length of ribbon
Small piece of cardboard
Cut the paper rolls into pieces about 1-2 inches long.
Next take the square of cardboard and poke a hole in the center.
Thread the end of the ribbon through the hole and knot the end of the ribbon. This will provide a stopper so that your toddler won't pick up the ribbon only to be distraught when all his paper rings slide right off the ribbon! (Not that I know that from personal experience. Ahem)
Now you can present your homemade toddler lacing activity to your little one. Demonstrate how to perform the threading action and you're all set!
A "just right" toddler lacing activity for little hands with lofty goals.
**I wish I could have gotten a photo of his efforts, but whenever I bring out the camera my sweet toddler stops what he's doing and yells, "camera, camera!"
For more fun play activities visit my Giant List of Indoor Activities for Kids.