Thursday, November 19, 2009

stringing them along with the classics

Do you remember spending hours on end as a child, twisting a loop of yarn around your fingers? No? Boy, did you miss out. I remember it well, and tonight I showed the kids a thing or two...like kitten's whiskers, jacob's ladder, jacob's pants. There were many more I used to do, that I just can't remember anymore...witch's broom, crow's feet. Can you still do them all? Give it a try! This was all-evening entertainment for my 8 and 9 year-olds who can't wait to show their friends at school tomorrow.
It's funny how quickly it came back..."over one, under one" or "over two, under one, drop the thumbs." Giggling at feeling like a kid again.

Sam's favorite: Kitten's whiskers
Alice trying not to get tangled up...
Emma mastered Jacob's ladder pretty quickly...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Must be something at school...Kate has insisted on bringing several stretchy hair bands with her each day and has been showing me new ideas they all have when she gets home.......just a string and hours of entertainment!! LOL!!

Jenny

jamie said...

Kate's name came us as the one who "started it" (or at least re-started it).

Beth said...

I remember my Mom teaching me "Cat's cradle" when I was younger. Then, a couple of years ago, I was so excited to find a fun book (string included) with directions on how to do a whole bunch of these string games. Gave it to my daughter for Christmas and she just loved it! I think I found it at TJ Maxx or Marshalls...they have so many creative books there!

Pam said...

I bet you could "google" and come up with lots more! How fun! I've enjoyed teaching my girls!