p is for pouch (or purse)

note: this activity was done during a week long camp
called “way back when…” for 4 & 5 year olds at our local museum.

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depending on who you asked, these were called pouches or purses (or one little friend insisted it was a BAG).


this was a simple 8 inch diameter circle of fabric with little slits cut around the perimeter. children threaded a shoe lace (i bought the leather looking kind) through each hole (VERY tricky for some of us. we used a piece of tape to hold the lace in place and then took the tape away) and then a teacher tied the ends together. these work as little drawstring bags.


we had a selection of buttons that children counted out and put in their pouch/purse/bag (it happened to be 5 white and 1 colored).

the purses/pouches/bags couldn’t go home on the day we made them because we needed them for something…

fabric pouches in hoop

3 thoughts on “p is for pouch (or purse)

  1. Hi there it’s me again. I got your comment and just wanted to shoot off a quick response. I would so love to do activities like this more often, but my class is only two days a week for 2 1/2 hours per day. The tricky part, we share a room with the Pre-K class that comes in on Mon, Wed, & Fri. That makes it hard for me to keep stuff out and around. Doing this week camp is great for me because I get to make much more of a mess and leave lots of stuff out until the next day. Take care. Trish



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