9.22.2012

garden loom


I brought out some scraps of yarn for our garden loom the other day during my recess duty. Usually our garden loom is filled with earthy colored twigs, sticks, long grasses, and garden cuttings from work days but I like the splash of bright color here too!


The garden loom is wonderful Multiple Intelligence tool. It fosters the use interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligences, and of course the spatial, naturalist, bodily-kinesthetic, and logical-mathematical intelligences.


If you want to find out more about how to build your own garden loom check out Weaving a Life and The Earth Loom Foundation. Our garden loom started as a hallway conversation "wouldn't it be great if..." and our wonderful NCS parents made it happen!




5 comments:

Rina k6art.com said...

This fabulous on so many levels. Teaches weaving, cooperation, texture...a great recess activity. I am pinning it to my weaving board AND sharing it with our school's master gardener. Thanks for posting!

Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

What a great project for children.
I love the colorful yarn.
I can't wait to see finished product.

Vicki Smith said...

Great idea!!!!

Amie Plumley said...

I want a garden loom!!!! Will have to look into this for my school. Maybe my house too....

Elizabeth - Dream Painters said...

I absolutely love this idea! It's moments like this that I get so jealous of teachers with a base school, or who lived in houses with a yard (I live in an apartment). Fantastic!!!!