Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Sewing Activities

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Montessori-Inspired Sewing ActivitiesI’ve been meaning to write about Montessori-inspired sewing activities for awhile now. Last week, I was asked about sewing activities on the Living Montessori Now Facebook page. So I decided today was a good day to do a roundup of Montessori-inspired sewing activities from around the blogosphere.

Sewing is a wonderful Montessori practical life activity. Not only is it great for developing skills such as fine-motor coordination and concentration, but many sewing projects have added value as “real work” projects children can complete.

Here are a variety of Montessori-inspired sewing activities for preschoolers on up. Although sewing activities generally start with lacing, I won’t share a lot of early lacing activities here except ones that “sew” clothes onto paper or wooden dolls. I’ll also save weaving and knitting activities for other posts.

Montessori-Inspired Sewing Activities

Sewing Activity (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

Sewing Activity (Photo from Barefoot in Suburbia)

“Sewing” Clothes on the Teddy Bear from Barefoot in Suburbia

Adventures in Lacing (includes link to clothing to lace onto paper dolls from Yelllow Mums) from Simply Montessori

Button Sewing from Montessori Workjobs

Button Sewing from Montessori Workjobs

Sewing in the Montessori Primary Classroom from Montessori Workjobs

Easy Paper Plate Sewing from The Mommy Talks

Sewing Activities (Photo from To the Lesson)

Sewing Activities (Photo from To the Lesson)

Threading a Needle, Threading and Sewing Activities (photo), Tapestree Table, Group Effort with the Tapestree Table, Tapestree Table Sewing Project, and Sewing Drawers from To the Lesson!

Introductory Sewing Work from Trillium Montessori

Sewing Tray (Photo from How We Montessori)

Sewing Tray (Photo from How We Montessori)

Threading, Lacing, and Sewing (photo), Sewing Cards, and My Little Sewist from How We Montessori

Teaching Your Tot to Tie a Knot and Introduction to Sewing (using embroidery floss and a sewing hoop with a child approximately 4 years old) from Tot School

Button Sewing from My Montessori Journey

Sewing from Discovery Kidzone Montessori Adventures

Sewing Metal Inset Shapes (Photo from The Education of Ours)

Sewing Metal Inset Shapes (Photo from The Education of Ours)

Sewing Metal Inset Shapes from The Education of Ours

Sewing Steps 1 and 2 (May/June Practical Life) from Just Montessori

Introductory Sewing Work (Photo from Trillium Montessori)

Introductory Sewing Work (Photo from Trillium Montessori)

Introductory Sewing Work from Trillium Montessori

Sewing on Burlap (Photo from Carrots Are Orange)

Sewing on Burlap (Photo from Carrots Are Orange)

Sewing on Burlap from Carrots Are Orange

Sewing Activity (Photo from Rockabye Butterfly)

Sewing Activity (Photo from Rockabye Butterfly)

Sewing Basket from Rockabye Butterfly

Montessori Sewing Activities from Montessori Publications

Sewing Work, Updating the Practical Life Area for Spring, Sewing Buttons, and Constellation Sewing from On The Shelf: A Picture Diary of Montessori Work In Our Classroom

Continent Sewing from Montessori Design

Sewing Pouches and Sewing a Gator (neck warmer) from Montessori Teachings

Sewing Posts from Childhood 101

Practical Life in the Montessori Elementary Environment: Sewing for Charity from North American Montessori Center

Sewing Activities (available for purchase – affiliate link) from Montessori Services

What sorts of sewing activities do you do with your child or students?

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post. Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post).

I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky each Monday morning and keep the linky open throughout the week. Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome!

I’m not able to comment on every post, but I do a lot of pinning on Pinterest and sharing on the Living Montessori Now Facebook page from the Montessori Monday link-up. Thanks for participating!

Notes For community discussions, please join us at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page, We Teach Montessori Group, and/or Google+ Montessori Community. The We Teach Montessori group has a Member Resources Sharing (for resources such as freebies and series) as well as a Linky Party for We Teach Montessori. We Teach Montessori has a linky just like the one here except that it’s continuous where you may add your Montessori-inspired activities and ideas to the same linky. New links will go to the top of the linky. I’d love to see us build up a great collection of Montessori-inspired ideas there, too. After you link up here, why not hop over to the We Teach Montessori Group and link up there?!

And don’t forget the Saturday/Sunday Parent/Teacher Preparation Days share where you may share a kid-related activity of any kind at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page! It’s also Motivational Monday on Mondays now! I invite you to share something positive on the Bits of Positivity Facebook page (Bits of Positivity is my other blog) to help us all get a good start on the work/school week. You might share an inspirational or motivational quote, positive graphic, or post about finding balance or simplifying your life. Or you might share a post on organizing, an encouraging post, a post about making a difference in the world, or a positive parenting post. Just go ahead and share on the Bits of Positivity wall any time today! (Please “like” the Bits of Positivity Facebook page if you haven’t already.) I’ll be pinning a number of ideas to my regular Pinterest boards.

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