The Quiet Mouse project from Sewing School is the perfect classroom sewing project. It's small, quick, adorable, and is open to interpretation. Plus, it's easy to fit into the curriculum - there are so many stories that have mouse characters! We read Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse" in the beginning of the school year, and I always enjoy stitching up some cute mice to go along with the story.
I had all the supplies ready to go and gave the kids about 30 minutes to stitch their mice. While I modeled the steps, I also posted the pages from Sewing School so that the kids could refer to the directions as they sewed along.
Here's what I love - a mouse (or maybe a dinosaur/mouse?) with felt legs!
This little guy worked so hard on his mouse and then wanted to sew another one!
Such pride and a wonderful show of creativity!
In the classroom, you can take this activity a step further and write a story about your mouse or put on a mouse filled performance. We also had fun reading other stories with mouse main characters like If You Take a Mouse to School.