MATERIALS: To sew with kindergarteners all you need are blunt tipped needles (found in the needlepoint section), burlap fabric, yarn and a marker to write the first initial of the student on the burlap.
I used a paint pen to write the letter in white on the dark brown burlap. I double threaded the needles and tied a knot. I started the needle for the children. The best way I have found to teach hand sewing in a “running stitch” is to explain that it is an AB pattern in which you go up/down/up/down. When they “go around” it is not up or down. It is easy to pull out the needle and thread when this happens.
Here is a finished letter! It is such an accomplishment to sew your own name!