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!
Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat by Gene Baer
I had the kids clap and stomp during this book which meant that I had to get very loud for everyone to hear my voice. Luckily, that’s not a problem for me. The kids did have a little trouble getting quiet as the book wound down, but since they were still engaged, I was happy.
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Movin’ Groovin’ — Mr. Jon & Friends
There’s a Little Wheel A’Turning — Laurie Berkner
Wiggle Your Lah-De-Dah — Ralph Covert
Hula Hoop — Laura Doherty
Under the Sea — Georgiana Stewart
Twist and Shout — The Fresh Beat Band
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins
How It Went
I don’t know if there’s anything sweeter than watching kids dancing to “There’s a Little Wheel A’Turning”. Our last three songs were all scarf songs. We spun our scarves in a circle for “Hula Hoop”, swam with our scarves being fish for “Under the Sea”, and did a modern twist (ha!) on a classic with the Fresh Beat Band’s cover of “Twist and Shout”. Mr. Jon & Friends has become my favorite new discovery of the summer and “Movin’ Groovin'” continues the trend of thrills from the kiddos!
(For an example of the Powerpoint and handouts that I made for each Shake, Shimmy please visit the original post.)