Children are often keen to learn how to knit, especially if they see you doing it, but they may find it difficult to manipulate the knitting needles. Finger knitting is a great way to introduce them to knitting and with a bit of patience and concentration, children can progress from 1 finger knitting through to 4 finger knitting. Use any type of wool you can get your hands on but small fingers prefer thicker types. Resulting chains have a variety of uses, from friendship bracelets to snakes (see video below). Have your child use their imagination and express their ideas by creating their own masterpiece.
Reference to Curriculum:
By the end of Level 2, students make artworks using different materials, techniques and processes to express their ideas, observations and imagination.
This is a video on how to make a snake. Click on the video to watch it.
What other imaginative creatures can your child make?
This is a video on how to finger knit. It's clear and easy to follow, especially for children.