If you have a really little kid that wants to start knitting, don't have needles on hand (if that would ever actually happen!) or wants to add to their skill set have them try hand knitting! Little girls can make scarves in an hour! You can't really control the width because you only have so many fingers but this is a great way for a little girl to have some fun with yarn!
This is something that I did when I was little with the stretchy bands that my Nanny used to buy for me but you can do the same thing with any yarn!
To refresh my memory, I reread directions online! Just google hand knitting and give it a go!