Tuesday, April 7, 2015

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Preschool Service Project: Blankets for Children

This blanket service project is the perfect way for preschoolers to work together to serve other children!

We did this when we had a "service" theme and were talking about the letter S, but you could tie it into so many different themes or units...or just do it as a project to help to give your children a chance to serve, practice empathy and kindness, strengthen team work, and develop those fine motor skills!

You need about 1 1/2 yards of fleece.

To prepare for your kiddos, cut the "fringe" 4 inches long on two or four of the sides of the blanket.  Then use a seam ripper to poke a small hole at the top of each fringe.

Show your children how to poke the fringe through the back of each little hole to make a nice little "knot" that lies mostly flat.

Our kids had a wonderful time tying the knots.

They were super excited to make a blanket for a hospitalized child!

If you would like to make a blanket for a hospitalized child (and you don't know anyone personally!), there are lots of organizations that collect blankets and donate them to children in hospitals or other facilities.  You may want to check Project Linus, Operation Smile, or Nationwide Childrens.  I'm not affiliated with any of these...just trying to share some useful information!

Have you done a service project with your children?  I'd love to hear about it!

I may share at any of these parties!

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