This TikTok Hack Shows You How to Teach Kids to Tie Shoes—and It’s Super Easy

If you're wondering how to teach kids to tie shoes, look no further than TikTok for a simple tutorial.

If you’re a grown-up wondering how to teach kids to tie shoes, look no further than TikTok for a tutorial. The platform is our go-to for trendy recipes and cleaning hacks, and we’re happy to see parenting hacks, too!

Now, grown-ups, we all learned to tie our shoes a long, long time ago, so our teaching methods might need some tweaking. This viral video from TikTok is easy to follow and should do the trick.

How to Teach Kids to Tie Shoes

TikTok creator @kidsfunlearning posted this hack that should teach your little ones to tie shoes in no time.

@kidsfunlearningThis will blow your mind! 🥰 #momhack #momtips #todayilearned #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner♬ Kimi No Toriko – Rizky Ayuba

Instead of techniques that might be too complicated for kids, try this. Show them how to create a double knot—simple enough, right? Fold one lace under the other and tighten, then do it again, but don’t tighten all the way. Leave a little bit of space so that you can feed the aglet of each lace through to form “bunny ears.”

Then, pull the loops in opposite directions to tighten. That’s it!

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It’s no secret that keeping kids occupied is a full-time job. We’re happy to help! Check out these easy baking recipes for kids, and get ready to make everything from dump cake and muffins to confetti cookies. (And if you need cooking gadgets for small hands, here are our top picks for kid-friendly kitchen supplies.)

Tasks from chore charts are another way to keep restless children busy, though it might seem less fun—at first. With things like mop shoes and character scrubbing brushes, there are plenty of ways to keep chores exciting. You can even get your kids to clean the house with the help of music, games and more!

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Hannah Twietmeyer
Hannah is a writer and content creator based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with a passion for all things food, health, community and lifestyle. She is a journalism graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a previous dining and drink contributor for Madison Magazine.