Lucy and the String, by Vanessa Roeder, is a sweet story about friendship, mistakes, and string. When Lucy spies a bit of string she cannot resist the urge to give it a tug. She discovers Hank (a bear) and his unraveling pants at the other end of the string. Lucy tries many ways to make her mistake right with hilarious accompanying illustrations. When Lucy finds the just right solution, she and Hank are bound in a close-knit friendship.
We decided to have some string fun in Creative Hands for children 3-5 years old.
What you need:
- Burlap cut in rectangles
- Yarn in various colors
- Masking or painter’s tape
- Plastic yarn needles
Before the children arrived, I cut the burlap and covered the edges with tape to prevent pulling and itchiness. Then I gave the children the option to draw a shape or letter in sharpie or sew free form. It was amazing to see how quickly the children took to the up and down pattern of sewing while working their fine motor muscles. The finished products are frame worthy!