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Sewing Mice in the Classroom

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.

2 comments:

joaninstitches said...

Love this! Sewing brings such joy with creativity. Building skills and self esteem along the way. Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Love this! Sewing brings such joy with creativity. Building skills and self esteem along the way. Thank you for sharing!