Monday, 25 May 2020

Scarf Play

Scarves are wonderful open ended toys: you can even use them with babies, to play peek-a-boo, hide objects, hang them on the pikler triangle for them to pull, let them feel the soft silk on their face, legs, arms while you name the body parts, etc.

As they grow, they'll come up with more ideas on how to use scarves. E. loves dancing and spinning with them, hiding her face in a scarf and singing about its colour (together), having picnics with her toy 🐒 on a scarf, tying bells at one end of a scarf and dragging them through the house.

Scarves also offer lots of opportunities for kids to role-play: scarves can be capes, wings, dresses, hats, and they can be used to cover forts.

I also have an older blog post about games that you can play with a group of kids (there's a free printable): Movement Activities with Scarves.

What are your favourite things to do with scarves?

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