Red Heart in the Classroom

by guest blogger and designer Nancy Anderson

Creative activities are essential in a well-rounded kindergarten curriculum. The benefits are numerous and include development of fine motor skills, creative problem solving, eye hand coordination and confidence-building through achievement based activities. Plus they are just plain fun and young children are so eager to try new things.

Our kindergarteners have been working with Red Heart yarn all year and are always eager for the next yarn-y activity. One of our favorite classroom activities is yarn stitchery on burlap. This is the perfect activity as it promotes the fore-mentioned skills but is also very affordable. We are able to purchase burlap for the entire classroom, (24 students) for under $10 and the Red Heart Super Saver yarn is not only affordable but has ample yardage for a plethora of projects. Plus the color choices get an A+ for kid friendliness. We have never met a Super Saver color that we did not like.

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Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators

Introducing the Red Heart Joy Creators! The Joy Creators are a group of designers and crafters who combine innovative designs and ideas with Red Heart products to create joy. You’ll know that blogs with the Joy Creators seal have well-written patterns using Red Heart yarns, clear pictures, and an engaging social presence. For the JOY of it! – Red Heart

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May Doily of the Month

Welcome to the May Doily of the Month! Each month in 2016 we will share a new doily pattern for you to make in Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread. We challenged the top doily designers to create innovate designs that coordinate with the feeling of each month. Plus, every month we will select five winners to receive an Aunt Lydia’s prize pack.

For May, we have the Colorful Table Doily. This doily is crocheted in rows and is a great introduction to working with crochet thread. Changing the colors and stripes will create a completely new look.

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Garter Stitch Shawl Knit-Along with Marly Bird

Marly Bird has a new knit-along! Together we’ll be making this gorgeous Garter Stitch Shawl. The shawl has a written pattern plus a great video tutorial from Marly for each section. Below is the list of supplies, the schedule, the links to the instructions, and information about giveaways. The KAL started on March 30, 2016 and the final video will be posted on April 20. If you are joining us later, the pattern and videos will remain up.  Keep reading to learn the supplies, schedule, and our giveaways.

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