Storytelling While Knitting

robinseggs

A sincere spring and Easter greeting from our home to yours.

Here is a photo of these Robin’s Eggs I’ve been knitting in the last few weeks.  I call this my lunch time storytelling project.  Since I would usually finish my portion of the meal sooner than my boys, I would pull out the small little size 2 double pointed needles and a leftover ball of sock yarn and would start knitting this simple little pattern.

As I knit, the boys would ask me questions that would prompt a story about spring, birds, eggs (in this case), my childhood, stories about their grandparents, their friends, and much more.  These little eggs are so fast to finish, it is a nice way for them to see me start and finish a project before them.  They would sometimes count how many I’ve made so far and would decide which one of their friends we should give these eggs to as little spring presents.

I find that these little mama craft projects are a great teaching tool for little ones.  It had always lead to great conversations and storytelling opportunities.

Here is the pattern that I have found from one of my favourite crafting resource The Purl Bee.

Enjoy the week!

Much warmth,
Grace