In Waldorf Second Grade, I believe in working with casting on, knit stitch, casting off, and the simple sewing necessary to finish a project. I strongly believe both purling and dry needle felting should be left alone until the nine year change. You can see more about the indications for Waldorf Handwork, written by our homeschool group’s wonderful, wonderful Handwork Teacher here: http://theparentingpassageway.com/2010/03/28/handwork/
I feel very, very fortunate to have found a Waldorf Handwork teacher whose views are similar to mine, and I am thrilled she is part of our homeschooling group.
Here are some of the projects my second grader has done this year:
Above: A special pouch necklace to hold treasures!
Below: A sachet; slip your favorite- smelling tea bag inside!
Below: A rainbow ball
Below: A child-sized scarf:
Below: A scarf for Beloved Bear!
In progress right now is a doll poncho, since the scarf for Beloved Bear is now finished.
Hope this gives mothers out there some ideas for longer and shorter projects for the second grade year.