Second grade knitting - it will be a stripped ball. The example I showed the class has the colors in a neat tidy rainbow and just assumed that the kids would follow... Oh no, they have to follow their own path and of course choose their own color order. Then I thought of course they do!
The pattern is just cast on 20 stitches (for a large handful ball) knit 4 ribs (1 rib = 2 rows of knit) of each color to make a rectangle. Shape wool batting in a ball by winding it like yarn. Place the ball in the center of the knitting and sew up the short side of the knitting to the other short side. Then take a fat needle and wind it around the very edge (long edge of the rectangle) to "gather", pull the string to close and tie. Repeat on the other side. Its a great ball - if you put a jingle bell in it - wrap it in paper first then the wool.
This is the crocheting from the third grade. They were limited to two colors (light and dark) which was a tough class in its self! Kids love to compromise. They drew, with the two colors, how they would strip the flute case. Its great to give them limited freedom. Two are finished and 4 are on their way. Next project will be a sample bag so i can teach them new stitches and how to blend color. Then off to making their crochet hat.