Halloween Lacing Cards Printable with ADORABLE Kids in Halloween Costumes

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Inside: Halloween Lacing Card Printable for practicing fine motor skills this season, while still enjoying the spooky fun (even if we are a little tired).

As Halloween approaches, it’s time to get the kids in on all of the fun. Halloween Lacing Cards are a great way for preschoolers to learn how to work with their hands and develop fine motor skills while still having lots of Halloween themed fun.

These cards can be used as part of a Halloween party or just for your little one to play with when they need something new. This is my favorite printable for October, because it brings Halloween into the classroom in a non-scary way.

The cards come in two different types: one that is only Halloween-themed and another set that includes dress up ideas too, because kids don't just dress up as ghosts and witches on Halloween.

Lacing cards allow preschoolers to practice their fine motor skills and work on hand-eye coordination. They are also a great way for parents to help increase the independence of their children, while also fostering self-confidence in them.

These Halloween lacing cards can be used as a fun activity with kids that will keep them engaged so you can get something done, or you can have them available when they're still pretty little, and getting pushed in a stroller on Halloween.

Printable lacing cards provide an activity that's great for developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. It also helps with hand control and figuring out just how your hands and muscles work, an essential skill for writing, which comes later for most preschoolers and toddlers.

My Halloween costume lacing cards are great for preschoolers who aren't quite ready to begin learning to write. Prewriting skills are so important in their developing brains, and using a pen or marker and paper aren't the only ways to flex those pre-writing muscles.

These cards are perfect for the spooky Halloween season because they have the MOST adorable Halloween costumes on them.

Halloween Lacing Cards

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Helpful Supplies for Lacing Cards this Halloween

As always, I recommend putting all of this together ahead of time to keep the unnecessary chaos out of our lives. New things–like this colorful and fun printable– are so exciting for kids, so it's hard to keep their wiggles under control.

That's normal.

So I like to get all of the laminating and cutting out of the way before I bring this out to them.

If you're doing these at home or in the classroom, I recommend getting everything put together the night before.

These are so easy to put together, but you don't want to have any added stress so gather your supplies and print them off.

If your little one is at home with you, I recommend using yarn for lacing instead of string because it’s thicker and easier to hold onto for little hands.

You can purchase inexpensive skeins of yarn that will last for many Halloween projects from Michaels. Wrap the ends with tape to reduce fraying, making them easier to work with.

If you're doing this in the classroom, I love using buttons to reinforce lacing too.

You can purchase packages of large buttons that are perfect for preschoolers (and toddlers). These will last through several Halloween-themed activities and they’re big enough not to present a choking hazard.

Tie a knot through the buttons to give students an “end” to their string, so they know where to stop.

Here is the list of everything you need.

-The printable (OF COURSE!) grab it here: Halloween Costume Lacing Cards.

A laminator If you want to keep these printables around as long as you can, so I recommend laminating the pages so you can get the most use out of them.

-Scissors- I have always had a difficult time with letting my kids use scissors, but since my son has been home for preschool this year, we have embraced the scissor skills, even though I'm still genuinely terrified he will find them and cut off his beautiful curly hair. We all fear kids with scissors, right?

Lacing String– In my humble opinion, I think you should try to get the most bang for your buck. The string I linked to here is for beads AND string, because with string itself, you can either get 120 strings or you can get some strings with beads or animal shapes. This one is beads, but I also found this cool lacing string set with animals that I think any preschooler would love!

Hole Punch– You need to punch all those holes for your child to lace the strings though. To add a little more challenge to your fine motor skills, you can have older children do the hole punching.

-Zipper Pouch or Task Card Box – This is a great place to hold all the pieces together.

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Halloween Costumes Lacing Cards

How to Use Printable Halloween Lacing Cards

These lacing cards are easy to use.

If you have a laminator available, simply laminate the cards before use so they will last longer. This is the perfect way to ensure your Halloween Costume Sewing Cards can be used again next Halloween or for Halloween themed fine motor activities all year long.

If you're using these in the classroom, print off a set of cards and let each child have their own card. This set has 18 different objects to lace, so depending on the size of your classroom, you may need to print these off twice.

For task boxes, you can print them all, laminate, cut them out, hole punch, and store them in the boxes with a few shoelaces.

Preparing your Printable for Use

  • Print the lacing cards on heavy cardstock (grab your printable here)
  • Laminate then cut them out, leaving a little space around each little costumed kid.
  • You will need a single hole punch to punch the holes. Once the holes are punched, tie a knot in one end of a shoelace or lacing string. Another option is to tie a button to the end of one side of the string.

Using this Printable with Your Children

There may be some hesitation at first, but once they get started kids will enjoy the challenge of lacing Halloween cards and it’s great for hand-eye coordination too!

  • Now that it’s time to actually start lacing, your little one can navigate whatever you’re using; yarn, ribbon, or a shoelace, through the holes.
  • You can encourage them to alternate the holes they use, or let them do whatever their heart desires.
  • After they've gone through each hole, you can tie the ends together to complete the pattern!
  • A tiny loop is a wonderful touch that makes it easy to display as an adorable holiday decoration, or to send home with students to showcase their work.
  • For added fine motor skill practice, allow older kids to use the hole puncher to make holes around the border of the cards.

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What Benefits do Lacing Cards Have For Kids?

These cards were created with the idea that they would be used with lacing strings as lacing cards.

This means, put simply, your child will put the string through each hole, as they see fit. This might look like a border around the outside, or across the image. There are so many ways to try this.

You can ask your child which way they would prefer too.

These are a wonderful way to work on fine motor skills, which are an essential skill to have before beginning to write successfully. Fine motor skills help kids button and zip clothes, hold a pencil for writing, feed themselves, and more.

There may be some hesitation at first, but once they get started kids will enjoy the challenge of lacing Halloween cards and it’s great for hand-eye coordination too!

This is also a fantastic activity for groups of children since it includes so many Halloween Lacing Cards. So pick up a set for your Halloween party this year.

Other Fun Ways to Use This Halloween Activity for Kids

🎃 You can make these work younger kids, you can talk about the pictures. So you can identify what shape you see in each image, and talk about what each kid is dressed up as.

🎃 With younger kids try not to focus too much on them putting together the lacing exactly as it should be done. Just focus on getting the string into the holes.

🎃 I stay close when they are first introduced to lacing cards because I want to be there in case they feel frustrated, which is SO EASY when they're first learning these skills.

🎃 Name a character, and have your child show you where it is in front of you. When they name the character correctly, they can lace that card.

🎃 These lacing cards encourage my children to think about fun different ways to dress up this Halloween, so we draw and create a fun Halloween costume, too!

🎃 If they're already efficient at lacing, you can encourage them to lace in order around the image, or focus on the pattern, for example they can lace forward, then down. Or lace one, then skip one.

Other Ways to Learn with Lacing Cards

The thing I love about these cards is how much my kids love them. We encourage a lot of questions and discussions, and the adorable art on these encourages lots of questions. Have you ever seen an astronaut look like this? What do you think a family of flowers would look like?

What is the name of this?

Oh, a lion? What do you know about lionss? Do you know any songs about lions? Maybe we can ask Alexa if she knows any fun facts about lions!

There are so many different ways to bring learning into your every day life with your child.

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Halloween Lacing Cards for Preschoolers

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  1. These are so fun! Will need to try with my granddaughter!

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