Shake, Shimmy, & Dance: 2/8

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


The Plan

Nose to Toes, You Are Yummy! by Tim Harrington
This book is very similar to From Head to Toe by Eric Carle. There’s also a song version available that you can learn to sing the book. The book does end with a quieter tone, but that actually helps me re-set the room for dance. (I turn out the lights at the front of the room so that my Powerpoint is better visable.)

Activity Scarves!

The Playlist

Hello & How Are You? — Old Town School of Folk Music
Movin’ Groovin’ — Mr. Jon & Friends
Freeze Dance — The Fresh Beat Band
Again! — Brady Rymer
Jump and Fly — Laurie Berkner
All My Colors — Ralph Covert
Butterfly — Laura Doherty
Shake Hands With Friends — Ella Jenkins

How It Went

Whoa, hello crowd! I had SEVENTY-ONE people in the library on a single digit temperature day! I was stunned too. My new favorite song is “Again!” by Brady Rymer — this song is all about how kids love when their parents/caregivers toss them in the air and hug them and spin with them; they love it so much they keep saying “AGAIN!”. If you want a sure fire way to get the adults in your program involved, I highly suggest this song for encouraging joint participation.

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

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