Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 7/6

During the summer, we’ve switched to a weekly format again! I’m packing in between 60-120 people in a room and we are DANCING ourselves silly!


The Plan

Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington
This new book to the Shake, Shimmy rotation this summer was billed to me as the new “From Head to Toe” at ALA Midwinter. I was really excited when the book came into the library and it was clear to me that it would make a great choice for this program. The kids didn’t get as involved as they do with “From Head to Toe”, but this was definitely a winner!

Activity Scarves!

The Playlist

Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Let’s Get Together — Bari Koral Family Rock Band
Everybody’s Jumping — Aaron Nigel Smith
If You Got 1 — Justin Roberts
Walking, Walking — Old Town School of Folk Music
Little Cloud — Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights
Wave Your Ribbons in the Air — The Wiggles
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

This was my first Shake, Shimmy after coming back from ALA and I always have SUCH energy after conference that it made this a great day. “If You Got 1” was a perfect song for the older kids and “Let’s Get Together” is a new favorite to add to the regular SSD rotation. I was a little bit nervous doing “Walking, Walking” since it has running mentioned, but I made sure to prep the kids by reminding that that we were only going to run in place and not around the room. It worked!

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

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