Dancing With Props

Suggested Grades



Students will learn to use move a prop by moving their bodies. This activity encourages students to focus on balance, a variety of body movements, and making the prop central to their movements.


  • a variety of props: scarves, balls, string, hula hoops, pylons, batons, sticks, streamers, flags, rings, bean bags…


  • Allow students to freely experiments with the variety of movements that are needed to make the variety of props move. Explore one prop at a time. If the number of props are limited, pair students up.
  • After a while, ask students to pick a prop that they liked the best and create some sort of movement presentation with that prop.
  • If students would like, allow them to present the movements to the rest of the class.