Standard: Gross Motor: Movement and Coordination
Specific skill focused on: Dancing
Song: “Shake My Sillies Out” (Raffi, Singable Songs for the Very Young)
Book: Penguin Cha Cha by Kristi Valiant
Song: “Doing the Penguin” (Sesame Street, Hot! Hot! Hot! Dance Songs)
Book: Dance by Bill T. Jones
Song: “A Very Simple Dance” (Sesame Street, Bert & Ernie Sing-Along)
Book: How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle
Song: “Silly Dance Contest” (Jim Gill, The Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes)
Book: Dancing Feet! by Lindsey Craig
Song: “I’m So Happy I Can Dance” (Salteens, Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome, Volume 3)
Activity: Dance Wands
Crepe streamers glued to a large craft stick – easy and fun!
Thoughts: Today was a yucky, rainy day outside, so the dance theme was just right. These kids (and parents) were ready to move. It was especially fun watching everyone waddle like penguins. After we made our wands we tested them out by dancing to Pharrell’s “Happy”. Perfect!