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Jan 20

Firecracker, Firecracker

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 11:15 AM by Christina Stuck

A scarf is a wonderfully cheap toy! It is also extremely versatile. It can be anything and can help your child to imagine. Today during story time, we did a little imagination play with our scarves to a rhyme called "Firecracker." (I learned this rhyme while taking a UNT Early Childhood Music class with my son.)

"Firecracker"
Firecracker, firecracker            Begin to scrunch the scarf into one hand
What do you do?                     Continue to scrunch
You burst and you pop
And you just won't stop.
Oohhhhh....                            Lift both hands above head, with scarf enclosed
Boom!                                    Release

This rhyme with scarf play also helps to refine your child's pincher/grasping skills. With the sharpening of these muscles in the hands, your child is developing prewriting skills.