So, I had a very funny young lady in first grade traipsing down the hallway with untied shoelaces, and told her "Tie your shoes, woman!" She giggled at me and proceeded to tell me that she didn't know how...I feigned shock and told her that we'd have to do something about that. That day inspired a lacing card that the 1st graders can use to practice their tying skills. So each student received a piece of thin cardboard, shaped like a peanut. I showed them how to use pencil to draw the different parts of the shoe, like the toe and the tongue, and the opening to slide your foot in. They used oil pastels to add color and pattern to their shoes, and we finished them off with some nifty shoelaces. Enjoy!