Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 11/16

It’s back to school and back to the monthly format for Shake, Shimmy, & Dance!


The Plan

Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
This is a great title to get little feet up and moving. Equal parts guessing game and movement book. Lots of different animals to imitate and play along with! The kids had a great time getting up and dancing with me. I was equally happy to have parents and caregivers join us as well.

Activity Scarves!

The Playlist
Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
If You’re Happy and You Know It — Mr. Jon & Friends
Roller Coaster — Bari Koral Family Rock Band
Twist and Shout — Fresh Beat Band
Run Baby Run — Caspar Babypants
Mixing Up Colors — Yo Gabba Gabba!
Juggling, Juggling, Juggling Balls — The Wiggles
There’s a Little Wheel A’Turnin In My Heart — Laurie Berkner Band
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

I had an amazing time with the kids today. I loved all three of our scarf songs (Mixing Up Colors, Juggling Juggling Juggling Balls, and There’s a Little Wheel A’Turnin in My Heart) and they were equally well-received by the kids. Telling the room that they can (and are encouraged) to throw the scarves in the air was the single greatest moment of the day — everyone squealed and began “juggling” with their caregivers and friends.

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

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