May Day Ribbon and handkerchief Dancing

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Create ribbons for dancing with (Morris Dancing / May Day / Gymnastics)
Learn some Morris Dancing Moves (using ribbons or handkerchiefs / serviettes)
In lodges create and perform own Morris dance.


Morris Dancing Pictures / Info
Straws / wooden skewers with sharp points cut off.
Long strips of coloured tissue paper / ribbon


Tape long strip of coloured tissue paper / Ribbon to top of a straw / wooden skewer with sharp points cut off to create a dancing ribbon.
Show pictures and discuss May Day celebrations and Morris Dancing.
Demonstrate and beavers copy Morris Dance Moves
Beavers then in lodges create their own Morris Dance and perform to rest of colony.


  • dancing
  • May Day
  • Morris dancing
  • ribbons

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