Five lessons my daughter learned this week from crafting

“Mommy, teach me to needle and thread!” My almost-six-year-old daughter has been begging me to teach her to sew for months now. I do not sew (much). I am not (very) crafty either. Until this week, I have been coming up with myriad excuses.

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No more excuses now! When my daughter begged to do something crafty this week, we headed down to the basement where, among miscellaneous bits of sequins and feathers, I found a sewing kit. I had started it as a child, and it was about 90% finished. This proved to be the perfect starting point for Grace since she could finish it in one session.

Here are the five lessons I learned this week while crafting with Grace.

1. Crafting is great for fine motor skills.

2. Crafting gives children a sense of accomplishment.

3. Crafting teaches children to listen and take direction from a parent or teacher.

4. Crafting provides children with FUN, FUN, FUN!

5. Crafting gives children the opportunity to reflect the image of God. We were created to create. We’re raising little creative people.

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About Forever Joyful

I am a devoted wife, mother of three great kids and, most importantly, a follower of Jesus Christ. I love long summer days, photography and stealing quiet moments for writing.
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4 Responses to Five lessons my daughter learned this week from crafting

  1. Kay says:

    I agree! Working needle craft has many benefits! While I have a pretty small crafting bone, my daughter has lots of them 😉 I try to encourage her whenever I can. Thanks for stopping by my blog last week!


  2. Life Breath Present says:

    What a wonderful time spent with your daughter! I love crafting myself and didn’t know how much until I became a SAHM with the time/energy to delve into it more. I’m happy to know Baby Boy can see and experience this with me. Sometimes he tried to “crochet with Momma” by twisting and turning the hook with yarn. He’s not quite ready to actually learn, but I know it’ll be fun to teach him. 🙂


  3. Mommy A to Z says:

    Love this! Crafting is such a great activity to do with the little ones 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post at the Manic Mondays blog hop!


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