For over a decade, the Knit & Purl Group of the Longmont Senior Center has provided hand-knitted sweaters to students in our program. Initially, this meant every Preschool aged child got to go home with a sweater to call their own. Over the past several years, this generous donation has expanded to include cocoons for the infants and hats/gloves for all children. Each unique sweater takes about 20 hours to make, making it a special occasion for our Wild Plum kids to pick out their favorite one.
Our teachers even plan curriculum around Sweater Day each year. There are many ways to incorporate Sweater Day into a learning opportunity. From counting stripes, naming colors, following patterns, and sharing what each child likes about their own design, the Knit & Purl group brings so much more to our children than just a sweater.