Brown Bear Lacing Busy Bag

We are reading Brown Bear, Brown Bear this week, and I thought that it would be perfect to come up with a busy bag inspired by this dearly loved book! I’m including free printables for this lacing activity, so you can make your own. At the end of the post, there will also be 9 more incredible busy bag ideas from some of the most inspiring preschool blogs around.
Practice fine motor skills with these adorable Brown Bear lacing card busy bag printables.

It seems that lacing is one of the areas that I forget about often when teaching. The skills gained from it have incredible benefits, so I’ve been trying to remember to include more and more lacing activities lately. I know that it is not appealing to every child either, so I was hoping that by including some Brown Bear, Brown Bear inspired pictures, it would entice each of the students.

Practice fine motor skills with these adorable Brown Bear lacing card busy bag printables.

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Thankfully, it worked! As these were coming out my printer, the kiddos started cheering, and I could hardly get these made fast enough for their excitement. This busy bag activity has been well loved in my classroom and home, and it would work perfectly on the go too.

To prepare this busy bag, you will need the following items:

Printed lacing cards
Hole punch
Laminator or access to one
Yarn
Scotch tape

Practice fine motor skills with these adorable Brown Bear lacing card busy bag printables.

Instructions:

1. Cut out the lacing cards and hole punch the designated holes.
2. Put them through the laminator. Then cut and hole punch again.
3. Take your yarn and make a knot or loop at the end. The thinner the yarn, the bigger the knot needs to be.
4. Use scotch tape to secure the opposite side of the yarn.

Practice fine motor skills with these adorable Brown Bear lacing card busy bag printables.

Voila! Now you have a wonderful busy bag activity to provide entertainment and enjoyment for (hopefully) a long time.

To print your lacing cards, click the purple cat in the picture below or here:

Practice fine motor skills with these adorable Brown Bear lacing card busy bag printables.

Don’t forget to take a look at the other 9 incredible busy bags, and just click on one of the links below to find more great ideas!
10 Must Try Busy Bags for Preschoolers

Check out the other creative preschool busy bags from this talented group of kid bloggers. From left to right:

LEGO Patterns Busy Box // Mama.Papa.Bubba.

Printable Animal Puzzles // Itsy Bitsy Fun

Free Letter Tracing Roads // Playdough to Plato

5 Easy Bottle Cap Busy Bags for Tiny Tots // Best Toys for Toddlers

Brown Bear Lacing Busy Bag // Preschool Inspirations

DIY Car Track Busy Bag // Adventures of Adam

Three Pretend Play Busy Bags // Lalymom

How to Make Busy Bags: Thrift Shop Finds // ALLternative Learning

Apple Counting Busy Bag // Coffee Cups and Crayons

Counting Caterpillar Busy Bag // Powerful Mothering


Comments

  1. Molly says

    Hi Katie, I think this is an awesome activity that I’d love to use with a little girl I work with. However, when I click the purple cat no download comes up. If there any tricks to this? Or any other way I could download the lace cards? Thank you for all your amazing resources!

    • Katie says

      You are too sweet, Molly! Thank you! And the link somehow got disabled. I just fixed it, so I appreciate you letting me know :).

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