I don't know what the weather's been like where you live, but it's been plain wack-a-doo around here. I'm knocking on wood right now because in the last three hours the temperature has dropped probably twenty degrees, and it actually feels wintry, just a little. But last week, it was hot, it was humid, and it was raining--a lot. One morning last week with both little ones home and no outside play, I needed a busy kid activity. I glanced over at the Christmas decorations and saw, conveniently next to my yarn basket, my stash of last year's cards. I save them for ornaments, gift tags, and who knows what else. On this day, they would become lacing cards, and who knew they would buy me a good half hour of mama time.
I chose cards that had large images, so that punching their outlines was feasible.
I cut an appropriate length of yarn for lacing and used scotch tape to make the ends easy for little hands to thread.Big B and little b traded cards, made new designs, and practiced their fine motor skills for much longer than I had anticipated. The cards make a fine addition to their very own Christmas table, growing each day with sweet activities just for them, complete with a little tree, lights, and ornaments they can yank off as often as they'd like.