Read the delightful and funny story If You Want to Knit Some Mittens by Laura Purdie Salas to learn all about the process of making wool yarn; from bringing home your very own sheep, preparing the fleece, and even changing its color using natural dye! Afterwards, it will be your turn to try out a fun knitting project of your own, finger knitting. Children as young as 5 (or maybe younger) can learn to finger knit. All you need is some yarn, scissors, and of course, your fingers!

This project is not only fun but is an excellent way for kids to develop fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, patience, and focus – skills used in reading and writing!

If You Want to Knit Some Mittens book cover

Finger Knitted Scarf

Materials needed:

  • Yarn
  • Scissors
  • Fingers


Finger knitting is fun and can be learned by following video tutorials. This 4 minute video by Bean Creative is an excellent resource for learning this technique!