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Lacing Practical Life Exercises

Quick Overview

Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below.

From £4.49

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
Cloth Lacing Dressing Frame
Shoe Lacing Dressing Frame
Small Non-slip Tray
  • Buy 10 for £3.49 each and save 23%
Wooden Threading Shapes

Out of stock

Jumbo Lacing Shapes
Set of 12 Long Laces
Giant Button and Reel
Threading Board
Set of 6 Wooden Thread and Peg Boards
Threading Ring

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Lacing Shoe

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Small Wooden Tray
  • Buy 6 for £7.99 each and save 12%


A lacing activity for the Practical Life area, which can be presented as described below, or to augment your existing activites.  Choose from the available options to create your own activities or follow our recommendations below:


1 Jumbo Lacing Shapes

Selection of 3 large lacing shapes with 6 coloured laces and a set of idea leaflets, tray or basket

You can also use hollow pasta shapes 


2 Wooden Threading Shapes

Wooden shapes with holes for threading, laces, box, tray  [These items included by default]

Threading at random or alternating colours.


3 Threading Board

Selection of laces, wooden board with holes, container, tray.

The child can devise own pattern or follow a diagram.


4 Lacing Frame

A dressing frame.

The cloth lacing frame and the shoe lacing frame prepare the child for dressing themselves


5 Lacing Shoe

Shoe, lace, tray.


6 Threading Bug




Suggestions for additional items needed: beads, dried beans, lentils, macaroni, coriander seeds, coffee beans, corn puffs, rice, pebbles, shells

Of course, these are only suggested activities and you can mix and match the items as you wish. We'd love to see your own ideas.

Get inspired for alternative activities with videos and photos here.


PLEASE NOTE: This pack contains real kitchen items not toys, some of which are made from glass. They are only for use under the supervision of an adult, and you should assess the risk posed each time they are used. WARNING: Not suitable for 0-3 years - Small Parts: Choking hazard.



Useful Links

Instructions Instructions: http://www.absorbentminds.co.uk/threading-ideas
Instruction Video