• Cat's Cradle or String Games 
     
    As long as there's been string, people have been playing string games.  Artic Inuit and Navajo made animal shapes/pictures with the strings.  These strings were used to tell stories and legends.  Sometimes the figures were so complicated, people had to use their mouth and toes as well as their fingers to complete the patterns.
     
    Educationally, string games helps to develop sequencing, pattern making,  eye hand coordination,  finger dexterity and Native American culture.
     
    Please use the links below to open a short video of Mrs. Aubel demonstrating the various patterns.  
     
    Witches Broom/Fishing Spear          Parachute/Bunch of Keys       Cup and Saucer        Owl's Eyes   Winking Eye