Some of you may recall THIS post last summer about learning to thread a needle. The lesson has been on the shelf all year and has been enjoyed by a handful of my students. One reason I created the lesson was because I've always wanted to incorporate more sewing activities in the classroom, but threading a needle was always a challenge for the kids. Thanks to the practice the lesson provided, many of my students have been enjoying the following new sewing work:
I have set up all the necessary materials on one of the shelves dedicated to threading and sewing activities:
Once the child takes a piece of burlap and cuts themselves a piece of yarn, they take everything with them in the basket to a table. Using the embroidery hoop has been a great point of interest for the children and after demonstrating how to use it, most can do so for themselves. Preparing the needle and thread has been a natural extension from the Threading a Needle lesson. I also showed how to tie a knot at the end of the string to bring more success to the sewing process.
|Using an embroidery hoop to sew on burlap.|
|Basket with burlap squares, tray with yarn and scissors, basket with embroidery hoop and...|
|...this intriguing little box (which hopefully someone will polish...!). Inside is the best part of all...|
|...these tiny sewing scissors which apparently are very appealing to the children! It's really all about the scissors! :)|
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