bracelets -- love to keep bags of string crafts, string games, origami, other foldables, beading, codebreakers, brain teasers, tangrams, op art coloring pages, etc in my WTDWYAT (what to do when you are through) box in the classroom. Kids need these to stretch spatial and critical thinking skills just as much as they need "one more worksheet".
I have very fond memories of spending long, lazy days of summer making braided string bracelets. If I wasn’t making string bracelets, I was crafting beaded friendship bracelets so my bestie’s wrist would match mine. I am sure a lot of you have these memories too… spending hours working on a bracelet and then wearing it for weeks straight until it eventually fell off.