My kinders are learning how to do the running stitch. I don't like to use templates, but I want them to have a design that is easy to stitch for their first time. So, I have templates of cars, trucks bunnies and butterflies that they can choose from to trace. They also trace a square so they have easy straight lines to practice on. My first graders thread needles for kinder classes. Second graders both thread and tie knots. This gives the older kids practice and helps me with prep for the little ones.