Saturday, September 1, 2012

Weekly Re-cap and Kid's Co-op 9/1

It's been one of those weeks where I blinked and it was over! Between carting 5 kids to preschool and back and trying to reorganize our day, I am wiped! I didn't get a chance to share nearly as many crafts with you this week, but don't worry, I have several for next week.  In addition, I have some exciting news to share next week!

For now, I wanted to share a quick activity that we did this week.  It was so easy to put together and the kids had a blast playing with them.  I even added them to our "After-School Basket" for some extra fine-motor practice.

For these Lacing Apples, I used:
Bulletin Board Apples (you can get these at teacher supply stores or even Walmart.  You could also use cardstock)
Hole punch
Red yarn
Packaging tape

We hole-punched around the apples and then taped one end of the yarn to the back of the apple.

Then, I let the kids practice lacing the yarn.  Some were able to lace all around the outside and some criss-crossed all through the apple.  That's okay!  The idea with this is just to give them practice lacing.  It doesn't have to look perfect.  In fact, when they're done, they can just undo it and try again!

And here are some other great ideas from the Weekly Kid's Co-op!  Be sure to check them out and add your own!  Also, feel free to leave comments or pin them!  I'm sure they'd love to hear your opinions!

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  1. I remember lacing cards using shoe laces, which of course are more expensive than yarn but make it easier for little fingers to deal with frayed ends because of the aglets or little plastic sleeves on the end of the lace. Is there a way to prevent fraying of the yarn ends easily? Maybe twisting and dipping into glue, letting the ends dry then use, or wrap with tape? What are some ways to do this?

    1. Hey Kathryn! Thanks for reminding me! We did wrap ours in tape. I guess I didn't include that part, but I would recommend gluing them. The tape worked great the first time through, but the kids were able to pull it off when they unlaced them.