Category Archives: Motor Skills

Rhythm Ribbon

Make a rhythm ribbon to dance with! You’ll need a smooth stick (or wooden dowel), a ribbon that’s not too long (but not too short! about 3 ft is good), and a small piece of string.

Tie a knot at one end of the ribbon, and tie the string around it. Then tie the other end of the string to the stick, so that there is about an inch of string between the ribbon and the stick (this allows the ribbon to move more freely than if you just tie the ribbon to the stick). If you use a wooden dowel, you will probably need to tape around the string once you’ve tied it so that it doesn’t slide off.

Turn on the music and dance!! Have your kiddo play with how the ribbon moves- see if they can make it zig-zag or be straight, or make circles, etc…