When is a knot not a knot?

The Basic Idea

Intro/Warm up game: teach a simple hitch knot then use this knot to play a game ‘Baby birds” whereby you need to collect worms (wool lengths), that have been hidden, for your baby bird and attach them to your stick using a hitch knot.

Following the game use the same knot to create a star with five sticks and decorate as required.

What other shapes can be made using the same knot? What shapes can be made with only four knots? Five? Six? Ten?

How to take it even further or make it more challenging

Use the stars to connect together to make a wreath Use the hitch to attach sticks together to create a range of 3D shapes Teach a different knot as a way of joining or tying.