For the first time in our library’s history, we ran our own summer reading program — Make Some Noise! What better opportunity to do a bi-weekly music and movement dance party? This program was advertised for ages 0-7 and their families.
Color Dance by Ann Jonas
For this book, I had a set of scarves tucked in a box on the table. I pulled out each color as I read its page and walked around the kids with the scarf trailing behind me. It was a very exciting experience for them because they loved the surprise of what color was coming out of the box. Lots of the kids cheered for their favorite color.
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing — The Wiggles
Hands Are for Clapping — Jim Gill
Loud & Quiet — Caspar Babypants
Flitter Flutter — Johnette Downing
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes — Eric Litwin and Michael Levine
Wave Your Ribbons In the Air — The Wiggles
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins
How It Went
“You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” was a great kick-off song! I thought that it was an original song until a parent let me know it was a cover of a Bee Gees song. (Whoops!) I thought that the kids struggled dancing to “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes” today and I’m not sure exactly why. I didn’t think the tempo was too fast when I previewed the track, but it was too fast in actuality.
(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)