Singing names

Intention: Connecting with a group of children, creating a safe atmosphere before starting other activities

A group of children sit in a half-circle. Two clowns approach, one playing music, the other using an object like a scarf to highlight the movements and attract attention. 

They start singing the childrens’ names one by one. This helps to establish a safe and familiar space before doing more activities together.. 

Children should be informed in advance about the clowns/artists’ visit. 

It also helps if children are wearing name tags on their chests or next to their chair to make the singing process smooth, ask teachers/parents for help with this. 

Consider every encounter with each child as a celebration of their name and who they are.