Preschool sewing activities can help young kids learn fine motor
skills and start learning about sewing. In the pre-beginner stage,
kids would love to get their hands on a needle and thread. They
would also love to sew like a grown up, but they aren't quite old
enough for this, yet. However, that doesn't mean they can't get
involved in sewing activities. We have some of our favorite sewing
activities and ideas for preschool age kids.
This is a great kids sewing craft because it teaches them about
threading without using a needle. This sewing activity works best
using noodles or O shaped cereal.
Cut a strip of yarn or string long enough for a necklace or
bracelet. Add tape around one end of the yarn to make for easier
threading. Let kids thread noodles or cereal in whichever fashion
they want to make their jewelry. The cereal necklaces are also good
for a quick, fun snack.
Homemade Children Sewing Cards
Children’s sewing cards can be easily made by printing off a
picture, laminating it, cutting it out and punching holes around the
edges. You can use these cards with shoelaces, a long string of yarn
with tape around the ends, or you can purchase a long plastic needle
to use with the yarn. These needles are not sharp and can be used to
practice threading and sewing through the holes.
Print off these
sewing cards on heavy cardstock paper and laminate. Punch
holes along the edges and use different colored yarn or shoelaces.
Demonstrate to your preschooler how to thread the yarn or string in
and out of the holes. Then let them practice as much as they would
Sewing helps preschoolers develop their fine motor skills.
More Free Sewing Activities and Ideas for Preschoolers
Easy Recycled Sewing Cards
Save your used Christmas or birthday cards and use for kids sewing
cards. Punch holes along the edges of your card and thread a long
piece of yarn or shoelace in one corner. Tie a knot at the end so
the string will stay attached. You can have preschoolers use a blunt
needle to sew or if using yarn, tape the end of your yarn.
Paper or Foam Leis
Paper or foam in different colors and shapes
Straws cut in smaller pieces
Punch holes in the middle of your shapes. Have preschoolers sew a
pattern with their shapes and straws on to the piece of yarn. Kids
love this because they can use their own imagination and design if
you give them a variety of shapes and colors to choose from.