Lacing beads is one of E's favorite activities on her Montessori shelf, and she chooses it almost everyday. We have a bead lacing set made by Ryan's Room. It is made up of a wooden snake head with wooden beads and disks to string to make the snake's body. The beads are a little too big for E to handle with her small hands, but she does well with the disks. I love to watch the intense concentration on her face when she does this work.