Threading a Needle

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Threading a Needle
Practical Life - Sewing
Level Primary
Age 3 - 4
Prerequisites Bead Stringing
Handling Sharp Objects
Materials yarn or thread
needle
threader
tray

In this activity the child learns how to thread a needle. This is a skill the child will need for sewing activities such as Button Sewing and Embroidery.

Presentations[edit]

Hook-type Needle Threader[edit]

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
  2. Hold the threader in your subdominant hand.
  3. Hold the needle in your dominant hand. Place the eye of the needle on the hook of the threader as shown.
  4. Take the yarn and loop it through the hook of the threader near one of the ends.
  5. Pull the needle off the threader, pulling the yarn through the eye.
  6. Take the yarn off the hook of the threader.
  7. The needle is now threaded.
  8. Take the yarn off the needle so the work will be ready for the next person.

Loop-type Needle Threader[edit]

  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
  2. Hold the needle in your subdominant hand.
  3. Hold the threader in your dominant hand.
  4. Insert the wire loop through the eye of the needle.
  5. Let the needle rest at the base of the wire loop.
  6. Transfer the threader to your subdominant hand.
  7. Take one end of the thread and put it through the wire loop of the threader.
  8. Pull the needle off the threader, pulling the thread through the eye.
  9. Take the thread out of the wire loop of the threader.
  10. The needle is now threaded.
  11. Take the thread off the needle so the work will be ready for the next person.

Points of Interest[edit]

Control of Error[edit]

  • The child will know that the work has been done correctly if the needle ends up being threaded.

Variations and Extensions[edit]

Variations[edit]

  • Different types of threaders could be used.

Extensions[edit]

  • The activity could be done without the aid of a threader.

Material[edit]