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Kid’s Crafts: Finger Knitting

By Fredrica Syren:

I love Waldorf schools; I just have to put that out there. The kids learn so many fun arts and crafts that require so little which, in turn, makes the Waldorf kids very creative. All three of my kids have been into knitting since my 11-year-old Bella’s class spent time in her brother’s first grade class teaching them to knit. Now all they need is yarn … lots of yarn. And I have no problem with that. They can spend hours finger knitting. I especially love how it’s the perfect craft to keep them occupied when in the car or traveling.

I think finger knitting is great for kids as young as 3-4 years old. The best part is that it does not matter if they want to finger knit something like a scarf or if they just want to learn to knit a long snake. Whatever they make is sure to keep them busy for hours, and all it requires is leftover yarn. The skill could be taught during the winter break.

How to finger knit? Well, it’s too hard to teach in a written word; so, instead, here is a Waldorf video of a teacher using a rhyme to teach the skill:

Here is another great video teaching finger knitting:

Happy Crafting!

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Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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