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Scarf Juggling

Juggling is a novel and challenging activity. The key to Juggling is to teach the correct pattern of object movement. After the pattern is established the student can try heavier and faster objects.

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
  • Use three different colored scarves if possible so you can cue students by indicating a color.
  • Hold the first scarf in center with fingertips -- "jellyfish position"
  • Lift and pull scarf into the air
  • Catch with a "clawing" motion
  • Toss scarf parallel to body
  • Start with one scarf and progressively add the other two

    JUGGLING PATTERNS
  • CASCADING -- Use criss cross motion; Toss first scarf across body; Toss second scarf across body in other direction from other hand and then catch first scarf in a downward motion; Toss third scarf before catching second scarf in a downward motion

  • COLUMN JUGGLING -- Straight up and down; Start from hand with two scarves and throw up one at midline of body; At peak of toss, throw other two scarves simultaneously along sides

  • SHOWERING -- Circular motion; Throw two scarves from one hand; As second scarf is released, pass third scarf to first hand


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