Conveniently, the JK students reach the letter Y in their studies of the alphabet during March; so it becomes my way to celebrate and open young minds to the mysteries of crochet! This year I spoke to about 30 four-year-olds; two combined classes; mainly because I got caught in horrible traffic by the State Fairgrounds and was late!
Needless to say there was much enthusiasm in the room! Aiming to speak to their interests andattention span, my theme was to show how tools like the hook are used to loop yarn, which starts with the letter Y, to create odd and interesting projects. I compared and showed big yarn (cable cord) and little yarn (thread); big hooks and little hooks; big projects and little projects.
|Wearing the Flamingo Necklace|
|Big Hook/Little Hook|
|Big Project: Queen of Crochet ~ A Self-Portrait|
|Wearing the Tree Hat: circa 1975|
|Intrigued by the light-up Hook|
|My Special Hook Collection in my Crown Hook Holder|
|Rock of Ages|
|Many Things to Look at|
It was a cold & rainy day, so I didn't get to participate in the "yarn bombing" in the school yard, but the clouds lifted in the afternoon and the kids were busy enhancing their environment. I left yarn motifs and a tapestry crochet square in the school colors for them to use.
Yarnbombing in the school yard:
I'm already invited to come back next year for the Letter Y during National Crochet Month. I can' twait!!