Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 7/29

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.

shakeshimmyanddance

The Plan

dragondancing
Book
Dragon Dancing by Carole Lexa Schaefer
I actually had some of the kids decide follow me around like a dragon during this book. It was very cute and while they were missing some incredible pictures, they were still having a great time and I’m all for more fun. And this book was another time to include some diversity in Shake, Shimmy.

Props
Shaker Eggs!

The Playlist

Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
If You’re Happy and You Know It – Eric Litwin and Michael Levine
The Goldfish — Laurie Berkner Band
Silly Dance Contest — Jim Gill
The Shimmie Shake — The Wiggles
Hip Hop Body Rock — Eric Litwin and Michael Levine
Shakin’ Everywhere — Jim Gill
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

One of my older kids brought a giant stuffed bunny rabbit to dance with today and it was absolutely precious. The very last “Silly Dance Contest” for the summer was the best and I’m glad that it went out on such a high note. I have two more victories in this last week: one of my little girls finally got up and danced and one of my little boys shook my hand at the end! I’m really excited since both parents reassured me that their children would constantly sing songs from the program at home and that they looked forward to coming, but I had never *seen* it before. And I got to today!

(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)

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