Remember playing Cat's Cradle when you were little? I do! With my Grandma!
Many parents carry string games along on trips, to restaurants, and visits with relatives as a way to pass the time and share tricks with their children. These string figures have been proven to help in brain development. And, they are fun!
Here is the link to International Association of string figures.
There are books to teach you how and videos on You Tube. Check out this finger strings book!
Wonderful for older children and adults to teach to younger children. Recommended for ages 5 and up. These are the strings used in most of the Waldorf schools; classes 1-5.
If they break (from rough yanking) light a candle and burn the ends back together. (adults only)
Rainbow String Game, hand dyed in USA.
perfect for the 9 yr old granddaughter that learned a few tricks on some string at school. She was so excited that she coulkd learn new tricks with the little book that came with it.
Oh, that sounds like hours of fun to come!! :)
Even as an adult, I still remember and enjoy all the strong games I learned as a child.