This project utilizes a familiar melody in conjunction with scarves for sensory stimulation, to increase movement in upper extremities, and to provide opportunities for vocalization/ verbalization through singing and movement. It is a good activity for ages 18 months - 6 years.

What You Need

  • 7-8 Colored Scarves


  • Introduce scarves and review colors.
  • Provide models for movements to be completed with scarves. For example, moving up and down, throwing in air, making big or little circles, etc.
  • Sing song with movements to the tune of Frère Jacques:
  • Red and Orange (Red and Orange)
  • Yellow Too (Yellow too)
  • Green and Purple (Green and Purple)
  • Pink and Blue (Pink and Blue)
  • Repeat song, encouraging color identification as colors are sang and changing movements.
  • Provide deliberate pauses for children to sing colors after several repetitions of song until child can sing entire song independently (if able).

Possible modifications:

  • Song can be sung without child singing along.
  • Movements can be modified according to ability and activity level.
  • Hand-over-hand can be utilized throughout.

All activities should be supervised by an adult.

PPCC is not a health care provider and does not give medical advice or treatment. PPCC does not endorse or recommend any listed facilities, service providers, or support groups herein. PPCC offers the list and information as a resource only. PPCC does not pre-evaluate, or consider the Medicare/Medicaid status of the providers.

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