This week my class began sewing little elves. We have been learning the tale of “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” This is a wonderful tale about the spirit of giving. It also offers a great opening to discuss wants and needs.
I used a traditional pattern for gnomes and altered it a bit for the elf. I adapted the pattern found in the book, “The Gnome Craft Book” by Thomas and Petra Berger (page 9). It is that pointy hat that gives the children the feeling it is an elf.
(Disclaimer!) This is my first attempt to make a basic pattern in digital form and then link it! If it fails – let me know!
Materials needed: needles, embroidery thread, wool felt, wool batting, wooden discs.
Cut out wool felt.
Fold in half.
Stitch from bottom to tip of the “upside down” L. Then, sew from tip of hat to end of that edge. (see pattern link for specific place to sew)
2. Explain verbally and extend simple patterns (e.g. push in, pull out )
3. Model and use words indicating relative position or direction (e.g., students describe the relationships between self and objects in space using on, above, below, beside, under, on top of, behind, and over).
1. Demonstrate increased control of hand and eye coordination.