Support play with talk and sign (e.g. describing movement in words, interpreting words with movement); pretend play
1 ribbon stick or canning ring for each child
Developing movement skills (body and spatial awareness, rhythm, timing); creativity; social skills (leading)
How to Play
- With the children, hold the end of the ribbon stick or the canning ring and practice making patterns (e.g. figure 8, waves, rainbow, spiral, circle, wiggle).
- Show the children how to use the whole arm, the lower arm (from the elbow) or just the wrist, to make the ribbon move. Change hands.
- Invite the children to act out ideas using their ribbons (e.g. pretend it’s a windshield wiper, a tornado, a bicycle wheel, a wiggly snake, etc.).
Excerpt from the HOP Early Learning Practitioners Resource (Decoda Literacy Solutions)