I often shopped at the
farmers market when I was a child in Jamaica. The market was a place where I could get fresh fruits and vegetables, from what we called higglers or vendors. Now that I am living in the United States, I mostly purchase all goods at the supermarket. Unless I get produce in the summer months from the seasonal farmers market. I have been saving some styrofoam trays for craft – the ones I get fruits and vegetables at the supermarket. I would not recommend using the meat ones. This sewing craft is fun and your little ones will enjoy using needles. We used yarn and plastic needles. Plastic needles are perfect for the little ones to use.This letter recognition, fine motor sewing was done during our lesson of the letter S…for snake. These two trays gave the preschoolers the opportunity to sew the … the mommy and baby S.
I used a skewer to punch holes in the tray forming the letter S My handsome son Heru showing what the tray looked like after the holes were punched. Tray and needles strung with yarn waiting for the kids to sew. We guided the children as the sewed the letters. Along with letter recognition, this helped fine motor skills. As the muscles of their fingers worked hard to sew the letters. Here is how the underside looked.Their finished work. They did an awesome job….
Very pleased with their work, they have been sewing and repeating this kind of project.
” I did it Miss Sue”
Here’s hoping and your little ones will enjoy making some of these wonderful craft trays and practice a little sewing – Miss Sue.
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