This is such a great skill to teach children. It teaches rhythm, eye/hand coordination, and a deeply refined level of fine motor skill. One of my students this year has not been overly excited about any project. After learning how to do simple finger knitting - she said repeatedly - "I love finger knitting!! I love it!" There is such a feeling of accomplishment!
This student had finished making one bracelet and was on to another one!
A short video showing how I teach simple finger knitting.
One child's finished knitting. It then became a bracelet!