Today I did a version of last week's project that I did with the older kids, but modified it for the littler kids (who I'm not sure are ready for a sharp needle yet!) We used plastic needles and yarn. This version was much closer to the original project that I saw on Pinterest.
The kids had a bit of trouble getting the idea of the running stitch, but they persevered and with some guidance, they eventually got it. No one got overly frustrated or said the art class's banned phrase "I can't"!