If you remember that when we used to be kids we had courses such as arts, home economics and other relating to the stuff which we can do it by yourself in our home for the time pass. These are taught in the school so the students can utilize their time at home in productive things whenever they are free. It interests some of the students so much that they pursue their career in it but for some it just remains a hobby.
As the kids are not much aware of how to and where to take the design while sewing there is an awesome idea of printable sewing cards which is a first step towards sewing or doing embroidery on a piece of paper to get an idea of how it works. There are specific cardboard papers on which you can print pictures such as a girl with yellow hair, dark hair or the dress with different color and then thread it out on the same direction by the different color of threads on it.
You only need different color of threads, a needle and scissor to do this. The printable templates are available anywhere on the internet and you can print any whichever the kids likes. Make sure to plot the dots on the picture for the kid so that he or she knows which direction they should take the thread. As needles can be a bit dangerous for the kids so you do have to make sure to sit with them all the while they would be doing this activity.
Sewing cards is an interesting and cute activity for the kids to pass their time quietly. It makes their mind sharp and they will be creative to use different colors on one template.