11 Printable Christmas Lacing Cards (Fine Motor Threading Activity)

Christmas Threading cards - a fun xmas lacing activity to practice and develop fine motor skills

Here’s a Christmas printable for your little ones – 11 festive Christmas lacing cards.

Lacing cards are a super way to practice and develop fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination, finger strength and dexterity.

And the great thing is, these festive threading cards need only a little prep and a few resources to use.

There’s 11 different included in this pack and some are easier than others (you could change the difficulty even more by add or skipping holes).

In this pack there is a:

  • Santa
  • boy elf
  • girl elf
  • gingerbread man
  • Christmas hat
  • Christmas tree
  • Christmas present
  • bauble
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • snowman
  • Christmas stocking

What Skills Can Your Little Ones Learn And Develop?

Christmas themed threading cards for kids - printable elf fine motor activity

TheseChristmas threading cards are designed to help your children practice and develop some fine motor skills, such as:

  • Hand-eye coordination – to be able to understand what they are seeing and get their hands to go where they want them to
  • Finger strength – to be able to hold the lace and push it through the holes
  • Hand dominance – developing and strengthening the skill of one of their hands
  • Finger dexterity – the ability to move fingers in different ways and use different fingers for different tasks

They can also help children practice patience and concentration as they may find it tricky at first and offer a great chance to talk about the different holidays we celebrate.

How To Prepare These Christmas Lacing Cards


Carefully lace the cards to develop fine motor skills

First you’re going to want to download the threading cards by clicking on download button at the bottom of the page.

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Then print them off onto paper or card.

You’ll probably want to laminate them to make them stronger. 

Then use a hole punch to punch out the holes around the edges.

You can make these threading cards easier by punching fewer holes, or more difficult by adding a few more.

That’s pretty much it, just grab some long laces, or yarn and let your little learners practice their fine motor skills in a fun and festive way.

If you are using yarn, you may want to toughen the ends by dipping in some PVA glue and leaving to dry first.

Christmas lacing cards for kids 11 designs to print off at home or school

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