Emily enjoys watching her grandma and me sew. She can’t wait until she is able to create her own sewing projects too. So I thought that this would be a fun way to practice, it is also great for developing fine motor skills.
First, I cut a long piece of yarn and taped it to the back of a styrofoam plate, as seen in the picture above. Then I threaded a blunt tip yarn needle and demonstrated how to poke the needle into the plate, pull it through and come up the other side. For this activity I did not pre poke the holes in the plate, I told Emily that she could do it wherever she wanted around the edge of the plate.