Lacing Shoes Activity for Preschoolers


One of the skills a preschooler needs to learn is to tie their own shoes.  It isn’t that difficult but someone has to teach them how to do this.   This shoe lacing card is perfect for teaching your preschool child how to tie shoes.  “I can tie my own shoes” …  kids love to be able to shout that out.

Sometimes it’s a little tricky learning to tie a shoe while wearing one.  This fun activity will help your child learn to both lace his shoe and tie his shoe.  Of course, you will have to do the teaching but this is a super teaching aid.

Just print the shoes onto cardstock.  You can leave them together, as is, or cut the shoes out so you have individual shoes.  You will need to get two shoelaces for this activity, which you can purchase at any store or even the drug store.  Get some brightly colored ones for more fun.

After printing the shoes, punch holes where the eyelets are shown.  If the shoes are cut apart, then you can do this with a hole punch.  Another option is to use the shoes as a pattern and trace onto 1/4 inch craft foam for an even sturdier shoe to work with.

Items needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Shoelaces


  1. Print Shoes
  2. Cut out shoes or leave as a pair.
  3. Punch holes in eyelets.
  4. Show child how to lace the shoe properly and how to tie.

Shoe Lacing Card printable

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