I hope these free Thanksgiving lacing cards bring your kids joy this Thanksgiving season. Finding fun crafts and activities is such an engaging way to celebrate the holidays. It builds excitement around the festivities.
Want another fun Thanksgiving craft? Check out this turkey that makes a gobbling sound.
Free Thanksgiving Lacing Cards
Kids from preschool through all of elementary school can benefit from and enjoy this activity. The cutting, hole punching and lacing portions of the craft help with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
This FREE lacing cards pack comes with 14 different Thanksgiving images and messages.
Set these out on your Thanksgiving kids’ table to keep the kids entertained before or after they are done eating. Do this activity with your students as you learn more about Thanksgiving.
Looking for more activities to have at the table, why not add in this Thanksgiving word search – another free Thanksgiving printable.
Matertials Needed to Complete these Thanksgiving Lacing Cards
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- 14 Free Thanksgiving Lacing Cards – a Meaningful Mama printable
- Heavier Weighted White Stock Paper
- Hole Handheld Puncher
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How to Do this Lacing Activity for Thanksgiving
- Print out the Thanksgiving lacing card printable on to heavy stock paper. Thin paper will rip too easily, so you definitely want heavy stock paper.
- Cut out the chosen lacing card, leaving a small white boarder around the edge.
- Using your hold handheld punch, punch out all of the white holes seen along the edge of the design.
- Cut your yarn to length. On one end of the yard, twirl tape around the frayed edge to make a “needle” so that the yarn is easier to thread through the holes.
- On the other end of the yarn, add a double knot.
- Begin lacing. Start under your design and go up through a hole. Now, go down through the next hole. Repeat moving up and down around the card until complete.
- Add a knot at the end to tie off your yarn. Cut off and discard any remaining yarn.
There you have it! A fun, inexpensive, mess-free craft that will keep the kids engaged and busy while you prepare all the Thanksgiving fixings. This is a great activity for kids to do in their classrooms as well, as it works on some very important skills.