Introducing Vibrant Silks and Scarves to Your Preschool Classroom
If you're looking for a way to bring variety to your preschooler's pretend play corner, Jackie of Pocketful of Posies suggests adding colorful play silks and scarves. Not only do they feel great on your skin, there is really no limit to how they can be used during free or directed play. A Few Play Ideas
- Before your students get to class, use several scarves as a colorful tablecloth, setting out plastic plates, cups, and silverware, along with pretend food. Your students will be delighted with this special set-up feeling as if they've walked into a party!
- Show students how to use them as interpretive dance accessories. Play some upbeat kid's music and demonstrate how the silks shimmer and float as you dance, stomp, and twirl to the beat.
- For younger children, introduce the scarves through a game of peek-a-boo.
- Demonstrate how to use these colorful fabrics to properly swaddle a baby doll.
- Help students make these scarves part of their pretend costumes. Show them how they can wear them on their head, wrap them around their neck, hold them around their shoulders, or even use them as a cape!
A versatile addition to any preschool classroom! Your students are sure to love using colorful silks and scarves!