Harvest Knots

Learn about the customs celebrated at Lunasa. Find out about the harvest home, the last sheaf and make your own harvest knots.



Harvest knots workshop was excellent! Hands-on and easy for children to understand and they had a finished product to take home!

St. Aidens NS, Kiltimagh


Workshop at a Glance

Level                1st to 6th Class
Group Size      15
Location          Galleries and Activity Room
Duration          60 min
Times               10-11am  11.30-12.30pm


Curriculum Links

History
Local Studies: Feasts & festivals in the past
Story: Stories of lives of people in the past

Visual Arts / Construction
Concepts & Skills: Awareness of shape, form, texture, pattern and rhythm

Strands: Construction / Making constructions / Looking and responding


Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss festivals in general; identify the reasons that harvest knots were made, know the time of year they were produced, recognize the material used to make them, and see the different styles of the knots.
  • Learn how to make a compass plait harvest knot, and receive appropriate guidance leading to a completed project.
  • Discuss their own work and the work of their classmates; discuss what the students will do with their completed knot; review the content of the workshop.