Kindergarten students usually learn to tie their own shoes half way through kindergarten. Each year we have a Shoe Tying Contest. I send a brief letter home describing the event to my parents and let them know the date of the "contest". Each child gets a chance to show off their new shoe tying skills. Each child receives a Shoe Tying Certificate if he or she can tie their own shoes. Children are so proud of themselves when they earn this certificate.... and I no longer have to tie so many shoes. Wonderful graphics are from mycutegraphics.com.