Come Ride the Shoe Tying Train!

I am so excited about this idea! It is working wonders to get children motivated to learn how to tie their shoes.  I found a pair of shoes at the thrift store that I put wheels from a toy truck on.

When a child learns how to tie shoes, they can demonstrate on my shoe.
If they succeed – they get to write their name in gold on the shoe!  (I use sharpie paint pen!)
Children are practicing all over the place.  Today, two boys spent the entire center time practicing.
First day the shoe train came out – excitement in River City!
The shoe tying children writing their names onto the shoe.
Two students holding their own shoe tying “workshop.”

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  1. Anonymous says:

    This is a darling idea!!! Absolutely love it!!!

  2. Mrs. Davis says:

    Oh my goodness! So excited to make a shoe tying train for my kinder kiddos! 🙂 Thanks for the idea! It is going on my list to do this weekend! (And, I might try to make something for zipping too!)

  3. My daughter is trying to learn this skill. Do you have any teaching tips?

  4. Chrissy says:

    You are brilliant! I’ll be checking our closets today, searching for outgrown shoes!

    My K-1 art class made your city shapes pictures! Please stop by and see their work…the pic is on a post dated 10/28. 🙂

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