Have you heard of planned color pooling?! Many variegated yarns have a repeating sequence of colors. Patterns like this can be created with simple stitches! This is Bernat Softee Chunky yarn in Shadow. With a size H hook, I chained 28 and used the moss stitch. I am amazed and can't wait to experiment more!
Finger Knitting - Taught the campers to do this at summer camp this year. It was a huge hit and a perfect filler for the early finishers. Use a pencil to save their place so they can go back to it at a later time.