Step One: Gather materials.
Step Two: Pinch the ribbon and slide the bread ties onto the ribbon.
Step Three: Use the ribbon to practice this skill by holding the ribbon down straight and taunt and pinching a bread tie between the thumb and pointer finger. The child can hold the ribbon tightly in a couple of ways: either pin the ribbon to the child's shirt, or have them hold the end of the ribbon under their chin. The latter method allows them to look down while they are completing the coordinated movements, much like zippering requires.
Step Four: Use the other hand to pull the zipper ties all the way up and all the way down the length of the ribbon.