I started with a toddler sewing kit idea that was orginally based on a post I saw on Pinterest from Childhood 101. I've adapted it with some ideas of my own.
First idea is a toddler-friendly embroidery set. I used an embroidery hoop and a non-slip shelf mat for the "fabric", and a plastic embroidery needle and yarn for the needle and thread. I provided her with two small yarn balls to start.
RESULT: I helped her thread the needle and demonstrate the first stitch, and then she loved it! The holes are big enough for her needle to easily push through. (I had to got to several stores to find shelf liners that had large holes - found at Target.
Next, how about a toddler quilt? I simply cut pieces of felt into squares and triangles, and let her put down patterns on a felt board to make her own "quilts."
Before we started this activity, we looked at some of the quilts in her room and in my room, and pointed out squares and triangles. I also printed photos of a few quilts on a piece of cardstock to keep with the activity. The PDF is here.
RESULT: She loved it! I think she'll do this on over and over!
SUPPLY LIST FOR THIS PROJECT:
Non-slip shelf mat with large holes (Target)
Plastic embroidery needle
Beads with large holes
Container to store all supplies
See other three Pin-Tested projects here.