Based in San Francisco, is an early childhood education blog by Tiva Lee Samaru & Randa Atkins. Their posts explore; through videos and other resources - original early childhood education curricula and ideas for enrichment classes, as well as, tips and tricks for classroom management and general childcare.

Scarf'n around

Scarf'n around

A scarf activity is a great activity for a story time class. It acts as an extension of the story and can really help with inciting some movement as well.

Our students always react with such excitement at the sight of the scarves. We're sure it's the same with yours.

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Given the fact that we are still working through our ocean-themed ideas, we created this fun and simple song\rhyme, with jellyfish in mind, which works really well with scarves. It illustrates the movement of the jellyfish using simple terms and with simple yet challenging scarf movements.

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How did it go?

Scarf activities are always easily convincing. Children see them and react. Therefore, it was obvious that we had great success with this one. Our students particularly loved throwing the scarves into the air and trying to catch them. They also thoroughly enjoyed the song and were already singing it halfway through. The only challenging aspect for some of our students, was passing it around their bodies. Nonetheless, they excelled greatly at this one and loved it so much that they would ask to do it again once it was over!

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One suggestion we have to make this activity a more challenging one would be to play around with the speed. Try it over and over getting faster and faster each time. 

Take a look!

So if you are looking for a new ocean-themed scarf activity for your next story time class, then feel free to watch our video. You will be able to listen to and learn our simple jellyfish song|rhyme while also learning the related scarf movements. We are confident that you and your students will find this activity to be both engaging and enjoyable!

Get Moving,

Tiva & Randa

A plate of seaweed

A plate of seaweed

Jellyfish flow

Jellyfish flow