Musical Scarves & Activities
By Georgiana Stewart
A teaching tool for using scarves, a popular activity for children and seniors. Activities include dances, group and partner activities, exercises and stretches, toss and catch, marches, juggling, circle movements, and creative expression-imaginary play.
Concepts addressed include right-left discrimination, directionality (up and down, side to side), fast and slow, and more. Liner notes say whether each song is an individual, partner, or group activity; also describe the basic type of activity for each song. Includes written directions; songs also include narration giving directions.
Let's Go Fly a Kite - Individual Activity (warm up, waving)
Happy Talk - Individual Activity (gesturing "talk" with scarf)
Over the Rainbow - Individual Activitiy (stretching)
Round and Round - Individual Activity (rotary hand & arm movements)
Supercalifragilistic - Individual Activity (roll scarf into a ball and hide it)
Up a Lazy River - Group Activity (creative expression, joining scarves in a line)
Carousel Waltz - Group Activity (circle activity)
Under the Sea - Group Activity (passing)
A You're Adorable - Partner Activity (hand puppet scarves)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Partner Activity (toss and catch)
My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean - Individual Activity (imaginary play)
Be a Clown - Individual Activity (juggling scarves)
You're a Grand Ole Flag - Group Activity (marching)
God Bless America - Group Activity (stretching, joing hands)
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