The Scarf Game
The Scarf Game is a fun game for many ages
Gather as many scarves as you can for this fun game. You could pick some up at a secondhand store or garage sale. Aim for a variety of textures—silk, chiffon, woven, wool, polyester, and so on. Your aim is to entrance your child with a variety of textures and help any child strengthen her ability to touch different textures.
Your mode: the fun of catching.
Start the game with the element of surprise to capture your child’s attention. Walk into the room with a box full of scarves and casually dump the whole box—beautiful scarves fluttering here and there. Spend some time admiring the different varieties and colors. Find all the red ones, for example, and count how many. Admire an especially pretty design. Ask your child to find their favorite.
From there, show your child how to play catch with a scarf. Playing catch with a scarf is so much simpler than with a ball. It works on the same eye-hand-coordination principle, but it’s much easier to master.
Start by doing it together. You gently toss up a small scarf, then put your hands in just the right place so that you then have the ease of catching it as it comes softly fluttering down. Then, keep tossing your scarves higher and higher, with your hands anticipating where the scarf will land.
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