I recently had my nieces sewing felt shapes. Poor little girls - I didn't so much as punch a hole for them. Anyway, great way to teach little ones. I loved this kind of thing as a little girl.
Sewing For Beginners Tutorial at Kid Giddy
"If a child is given a blanket they will stay warm for a day, but if you teach a child to sew a blanket, they will stay warm for a lifetime!
We are not going to make a blanket, but will start small instead. Once you have all the materials, this would make a great kit for birthday party favors or gifts for birthday or holidays..." Read more