Valentine lacing cards

Hello Everyone!

Today, I want to introduce to you my wonderful teaching assistant and now co-writer for the Teach Preschool blog, Courtney Floyd.  This post was her very first assignment but stay tuned because after getting this post under her belt, she  has this blogging thing all figured out and is on a roll.  

Courtney Floyd at Teach Preschool

Mrs. Courtney Floyd will be assisting me in sharing the events of our classroom with you so that I can focus on a few short-term projects.   I hope you will welcome Courtney and if you aren’t sure who wrote which post, check out the little by-line printed just below the title (up above) of each post.  Courtney and I teach as partners in our classroom and we will be collaborating on all that we share with you so I don’t think you will really see much of a difference but if you do – I assure you it will be a positive difference!!


Valentine Lacing Cards

A fun and simple way to promote fine motor skills is by inviting your preschool age children to try putting their hands to work with valentine lacing cards…

Valentine Lacing Cards by Teach Preschool

To make the lacing cards, simple punch holes around the edges of construction paper hearts and laminate.  Next cut several long pieces of yarn for your lacing thread.  To help with the lacing process, add tape to one end to act as a needle and a bead at the other end to act as your knot.  By preparing your strings ahead of time, you might prevent the yarn from fraying and the children from getting frustrated with the process…

Valentine Lacing Cards by Teach Preschool

Lacing cards are a great way for children to not only build fine motor skills but to also build hand-eye coordination.  Our students discovered the lacing process to be challenging and yet they were definitely up to that challenge!

Valentine lacing cards by Teach Preschool


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Links to grow on…

Toilet Paper Roll Heart Stamps by Blog A La Cart

Last minute Valentine collage for prekindergarten by Teach Preschool

Shaving Cream Marbled Heart Valentine Hearts by The Chocolate Muffin Tree

By |2013-01-30T06:00:54+00:00January 30th, 2013|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Julie S January 30, 2013 at 9:47 am - Reply

    What a great idea to add the bead at the end of the ‘lace’. I know what I’ll be working on at preschool today. 🙂

  2. Georgina @ Craftulate January 30, 2013 at 9:51 am - Reply

    I’m just thinking of getting my son started with lacing and beading, so thanks for the ideas!

  3. mandarine January 30, 2013 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Welcome, Courtney!
    This is a wonderful idea, my kids will love it!

  4. Deanna January 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    I’m looking forward to all your projects for little people…I have two granddaughters that really love crafting. Thanks!

  5. Mary January 30, 2013 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this lovely heart activity.

  6. School Sparks Renee January 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Deborah – It looks like you have a wonderful teaching partner. Welcome to Courtney!! The children in your class are very lucky! I’ll continue to look forward to reading all the blogs on your post. I like the tape idea of the end. When I tried using Elmer’s glue to get a stiff end, it worked for a little while and then frayed. Lacing is such a great fine motor activity for little ones. And I’m sure they love working on those huge hearts. Renee

  7. Beth January 31, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    Are your hearts laminated or covered with contact paper before lacing?
    I love your activities and the photos. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. January 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm - Reply

      They are laminated Beth! They will last forever:)

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