Little Birds

Every holiday season the children make gifts for their parents. This year we sewed the sweetest little felt birds.
Children love to sew. It's an exercise in patients for the teacher but worth it because it's really rewarding to witness the pride the children feel in their work. There is something about this "grown up" activity with a "real" needle that makes them feel very accomplished. 
From start to finish their gifts were crafted with small capable hands. 
This year we wrapped their gifts in paper towel tubes that were hand painted and glittered.
Cards were signed with love and care all on their own or with some assistance. 
It's really lovely to see the children's proud faces when they give their parents their gift.  
Wishing everyone a happy Winter and a very, very merry new year!

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