One of the centers we are running this week is the Rainbow Loom. I'm told that this thing is growing quickly in popularity. The kindergartners seem quite interested in it. A good number of the kinders can weave them independently, with skill and sureness I have yet to develop.
We will see these in our next round of centers that begin on Thursday. Next time around we'll have enough looms so that every kid can have one.
Many of the kids weave the bands in patterns of their own invention. Applying what they've learned in new situations is called a "higher-order thinking skill" by educators. Yes, they happen down here in kindergarten, too.