At 6 and 4 I decided the girls should start learning how to sew!
Mostly because it’s fun!
It’s also good for small motor skills.
It’s also a great keepsake for when they’re older.
It also goes along with our history learning right now. We’re learning about Jamestown and the pilgrims and what life was like back then. (We have so many things planned to go along with that time period, I’m so excited! And so are the girls!)
We went to the store to pick up some supplies and tonight just before bed we sat down and I taught them how to do a simple backstitch.
Sierra caught on immediately and has been stitching away ever since.
Brooklyn took a good five minutes of one on one teaching before she got it. But it finally clicked and she’s been happily working on hers for a while, too.
Both girls are having a LOT of fun with it now that they have the basic understanding. They’re talking about how they’re going to keep their sewn pictures forever and also about what else they’re going to sew in the future.
My heart is happy. Homeschooling is such fun.