Fun & Frugal For Kids: Fall Lacing Fun

Posted on Oct 5 2011 - 10:43am by Heather Brummett

Fun and Frugal For Kids
This week’s fun and frugal activity is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on Dealz. With her history as a teacher she does a great job on focusing on making these activities fun and educational. You can see previous activities for kids here.

Fall Lacing Fun

Materials:
Cardstock, Poster board, or Paper
Single Hole Punch
Ribbon
Scissors
Pencil, Crayons, Other Decorating Items

Directions:
1. Draw and cut out desired fall shape (football, leaf, apple, pumpkin, leaf, ear of corn, acorn, etc).


2. Punch holes around the edge of shape about 1 inch from the side and 1 inch spaced apart.
3. Wrap tape around each end of your ribbon to help make the activity easier.
4. Have your child lace the ribbon through the holes of the shape.

Educational Activities:
-Language Arts: 1. Write descriptive words or draw pictures of things you see during Fall (We practiced writing L for leaf on our shape). 2. Make up fun and rhyming Fall songs and sing them while your child laces. Then have them ID the rhyming words. Example given below.
-Science: Discuss weather changes that Fall brings and discuss the shapes and forms of the common natural objects of Fall (leaves, etc).
-Math: Create a pattern in the middle of your shape (such as circle, heart, triangle, circle, heart, triangle, etc).

Leaves around us falling down
Yellow, orange, and sometimes brown

Pumpkins, apples, and some football
I’m so very excited it’s time for Fall!

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9 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. sharon r. October 5, 2011 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    such a cute idea for little kids. i may try this with the kids i babysit

  2. Shannon October 6, 2011 at 12:44 am - Reply

    Such a cute idea!!

  3. Bianca Roman October 6, 2011 at 8:02 am - Reply

    This is such a cute idea. I can’t wait until my son gets a little bit older so I can do these types of things with him!

  4. Wendi October 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    My kids use to love to do this when they were younger

  5. Rebekah Mercier October 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    This looks like a lot of fun for you 3 and 4 year old sons. It a good for hand motor skills also.
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  7. Raven October 7, 2011 at 2:42 am - Reply

    This looks like a fun thing to do.. I’m sure my kids will love to do this.. Thanks for the posting!

  8. martha yusko October 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    great site

  9. Mala October 12, 2011 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Smart idea! Kids love these things. They have fun of doing art and puzzled.

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