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Listen and Learn Music: Musical Scarf Activity

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Musical Scarf Activity

I'm back again today to share a song that I wrote to use with my youngest children in music therapy. I like to stick with a general theme each month, so October focuses mainly on fall and Halloween-related topics. This particular song accompanies a scarf activity, in which the child is asked to listen for the color of his/her scarf and then wave it in the air. The scarves I use are from West Music and can be found here.

There are twelve different colors, and the kids absolutely adore them and are always coming up with new ways to use them. So I wasn't completely surprised when a couple of kids draped their scarves over their heads and began floating around even before I started playing this song:



Not all ghosts are scary,
And not all ghosts are white.
Listen for the color I choose
And let your ghost take flight!

If your friendly ghost is red,
Wave him in the air.
Wave him right and wave him left,
Wave him everywhere!

Not all ghosts are scary,
And not all ghosts are white.
Listen for the color I choose
And let your ghost take flight!

I change the color of the ghost each time I sing the verse so that every child has a turn. Not only is this a super-fun activity, but my kids are working on color discrimination, listening skills, and turn-taking at the same time. It's a beautiful thing!

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1 Comments:

At September 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Lourdinha said...

I just loved all the songs!!!
I´m gonna useg them all use my students here in Brazil!!!
Tks a lot!!!
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www.loubijou.blogspot.com

 

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