As I posted before, in the last three weeks we've begun to learn knot-tying at home on Wednesdays, and the kids have had a blast learning.
Here are the knots we've learned so far this year. (Joely's even learned all of them except 8-10.)
- overhand knot (single, double, triple, etc.)
- slip knot
- basic noose
- clove hitch
- square (reef) knot
- round turn and two half hitches
- handcuff knot (very useful when playing cops and robbers!)
- draw hitch (Highwayman's hitch) (I've ALWAYS wanted to learn this one)
- transom knot
I've been attempting to teach some basic knots that may be useful to the kids in the future. We've done basic loops, hitches, and binding knots. I'm just now getting to the point where I'm having to wade through the plethora of knots to figure out exactly what knots I'll teach next. I'm thinking bends may be in our future—but which ones? Any suggestions?