Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 4/20

Since our summer session of “Shake, Shimmy, & Dance” was so successful, I started doing a monthly event in 2015.


The Plan

Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
I had to pull this book in a pinch. I had another book on hold that didn’t come in on time and the morning of, I went to my personal storytime shelf and pulled this one out. It’s definitely a book I’ve read before in Shake, Shimmy but the kids just love it anyways. It’s fun, interactive, and hilarious! Parents were laughing right along with us.

Activity Scarves!

The Playlist

Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Everybody’s Jumping — Aaron Nigel Smith
Shoes — Bari Koral Family Rock Band
Stick to the Glue — Jim Gill
Row Row Row Your Boat — Caspar Babypants
Shake Your Scarves — Johnette Downing
All My Colors — Ralph Covert
We Make Some Noise Together — Emmy Brockman
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

“Everybody’s Jumping” is a very recent SSD find and I absolutely adore it. The kids went NUTS for it! I love finding new color songs to use with the scarves since we have nine colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, neon pink, neon orange, and neon yellow) that really do pop when the kids are waving it around. I tried to do a cool-down song after the props and the kids were not having it — lots of them were ready to go after turning their scarf in.

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

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