Learning how to tie shoes takes a lot of practice and is a great busy bag activity! We saw an expensive shoe tying board in a toy store and decided to make our own so my 5 year old could practice tying his shoes this summer.
How to Make a Shoe Tying Board:
Foam board (1 sheet makes 4 boards)
Foam or cardstock sheets
Glue, scissors, hole punch
Shoe laces (we found ours in the party section at Target)
This busy bag was super easy to make! We cut the large foam board into 4 pieces so that we had a rectangle that was lap sized. Then we traced a shoe on the foam paper sheet and drew a sneaker design on the top.
We hole punched spaces for the laces. We glued it to the middle of the foam board and used a screwdriver to put the holes through the foam board. Then we laced them up!
The one we saw at the store had two shoes on the board to lace, but we chose to only put one in the middle to make it easier to balance on a lap. This ways kids can practice anywhere–home, car, even at a restaurant!
I left these boards blank because I was giving them away at my Busy Bag Swap, but once the shoe tying board is finished the child can decorate and personalize it. You can even staple a plastic bag to the front with extra laces inside.
We are hosting our own online form of a Busy Bag Swap every month with our Busy Bag of the Month Series!
Each month Making Boys Men, No Twiddle Twaddle, The Educators’ Spin On It, The Pleasantest Thing and I are teaming up to bring you 5 fun busy bag ideas! Each blog will link to a new one so you can follow the links and see all of our busy bags!
You can also join in the fun! If you are a blogger who has a busy bag post leave it in the comments for us and we will pin it to our Busy Bags for the Kiddos! Pinterest board.
Now hop over to The Pleasantest Thing and check out her Make Your Own Sand Castle in a Bag! I can’t wait to make them for my kids!