Music Toolkit – Musical Scarves

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).

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.

All activities should be supervised by an adult.


Thank you to Jessica Sturgeon, MT-BC, HPMT for providing this activity.

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.