Finger Knitting

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In this activity, learners will learn how to knit using only their hands. Learners will explore patterns and fabrication as well as develop fine motor skills and patience through this activity. Activity incudes step by step instructions with pictures, vocab words and definitions to use, fun facts related to the activity and ways to change it up extend the activity. This activity requires yarn or string.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 14

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Yarn
  • Scissors


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Technology
    • Technology and Society

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards:

Access Rights:

  • Free access



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