One of my absolute favorite props for singing time are ribbon wands! They provide wonderful movement, are mesmerizing and can be used in a variety of ways!
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I use them in several lesson plans through the year (find all my lesson plans using wands HERE) and in nursery (details on music in nursery HERE). My favorite company to purchase wands is dressupwholesale.com. There are tons of color options HERE and HERE.
I’d recommend using shower curtain rings and just about anywhere sells them including Amazon (Amazon affiliate link):
You can also get multi-colored ribbon just about anywhere too like this pack from Amazon (Amazon affiliate link):
The ribbon length on the wands I currently have are approximately 16″ so I’d cut these ribbons into 36″ strips. I’d tie maybe 2 or 3 of the same colored strips around the ring, with a double knot in the center of each ribbon, securing each knot to the ring with a dab of hot glue (optional). Then repeating with all of the colors until the ring was 1/3 – 1/2 full.
I’d also elicit the help of the Young Women or Activity Day girls in my ward as well – this would be a very easy service project that they could handle.
So I ask you – what have you done to create and use wands in your primary? Leave a comment!
Here are several great ideas from my FB post:
Other ways you can use wands is to have the kids mirror you or each other, conduct the song using the time signature (learn how to lead music HERE), and more!
These wands come included in my Music Bag Starter Kit as well! If you are interested in purchasing a Music Bag, check them out in my shop HERE.
Check out this quick tutorial video for accessing the Resource Library:
These printables are filed on my Resource Library page under Category Title > Wands.
4 thoughts on “Ribbon Wands”
Love the ring idea, the activity day girls are making them for me as a service project. My supply list is shower rings, Elmer glue , paper ribbon from the $ store. The girl are making the next week. I hope will go well. I'll do excited.
Thank for you ideas.
You can get these wands at http://www.dressupwholesale.com
Thank you SO SO much! I've been trying for a while to try to find them online again!! I appreciate this information so much!
You can also get ribbon wands on amazon. They are made from real ribbon and have a tiny bell, so the look is a little different, but they are a little cheaper and come in blue (so they would work for house said the little stream too). https://www.amazon.com/Whaline-Ribbon-Chromatic-Wedding-Valentines/dp/B07FL441X1/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?adgrpid=55517454225&gclid=Cj0KCQjw2v7mBRC1ARIsAAiw348I53mMVQCV4U_QVyzeokvN_Hk6TEByoM1J3J1u8Uh4CtAVzqidvzgaAiN-EALw_wcB&hvadid=274840286571&hvdev=m&hvlocphy=9052497&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t1&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5065076851338986874&hvtargid=aud-647006051489%3Akwd-302205429829&hydadcr=12193_10197808&keywords=ribbon%2Bwands&qid=1558200341&s=gateway&sr=8-16&th=1&psc=1