Sewing Leaves- Fall Fine Motor Skills Activity for Children

Sewing Leaves Fine Motor ActivityThis is such a fun yet simple activity to encourage children to develop their fine motor skills.

Materials needed:

  • Leaves
  • Plastic lacing needles (or regular sewing needles if you are doing this activity with children old enough to use them)
  • Coloured embroidery thread (or regular thread if using sewing needles)

Make sure you tie a knot in the end of the embroidery thread before you start sewing. If you are doing this activity with younger kids (or if the thread keeps slipping) you can tie the thread onto the eye of the needle after threading it.

 

Sewing Leaves Fine Motor Skills Activity 3Showing the kids how to do a simple straight stitch is an easy way to start. To help them grasp the concept you could draw dashes on the leaves with a pen or marker, but once they get the hang of it they can get creative!

Sewing Leaves Fine Motor Skills Activity 4This is a great process oriented activity, and the kids really get into it. I’ve done sewing with kids as young as three and it’s so wonderful to see how quickly they get the hang of it and how strongly they focus on it.

Sewing Leaves Fine Motor Skills Activity 2Have you ever tried sewing with children? How did it turn out?

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