My middle boy is sewing. I originally came across this idea in The Creative Family and decided last week that it would make an excellant Montessori lesson as well. Simply grab some burlap, an embroidery hoop, thread, and an eager student. I adore the look on concentration on his little face:
He sewed me a monster, "For your birthday, Mommy"
I assured him that it was one of my favorite birthday gifts ever. And it is, albeit 7 months early: