Preschool Dance Party

16 Sep

I only ended up with six kids for this afternoon’s program (19 were registered), but we had a great time!  The kids were super energetic, ready to dance and didn’t stop for over 30 minutes.  We took one reading break and with only six kids we spent a lot of time talking about the animals we found in Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae.  The kids were so excited to tell me about giraffes they saw at the zoo, the moon, and anything else that came into their heads.  I also pulled out the parachute for this group and we had a great time playing “popcorn”!  Overall, it has been an exhausting (sweaty) day, but it’s a great way to incorporate new programs for young children.  Not all programs have to be storytime, my next endeavor… music and movement with a focus more on musical instruments!!!

Song: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”
Artist: Big Kidz Band
CD Title: Indian Elephant Tea

Song: “Beanie Bag Dance”
Artist: Greg & Steve
CD Title: Kids in Action
Special Instructions: Beanie Babies for each child

Song: “No More Monkeys”
Artist: Asheba
CD Title: Putumayo Kids Presents: Animal Playground

Song: “The Tempo Marches On”
Artist: Jim Gill
CD Title: Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on Toe Leg Knee

Song: “Animal Crackers”
Artist: Wee Hairy Beasties
CD Title: Putumayo Kids Presents – Animal Playground
Special Instructions: Beanie Babies for each child

Song: “Big Fun”
Artist: Greg & Steve
CD Title: Big Fun

Song: “Clap Your Hands”
Artist: They Might Be Giants
CD Title: NO!

Song: “Fast and Slow (The Rabbit and the Turtle)”
Artist: Laurie Berkner
CD Title: Rocketship Run
Special Instructions: Shaker egg and scarf for each child

STORY BREAKGiraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Song: “Sandy River Belle”
Artist: Sharon Shannon
CD Title: Putumayo Kids Presents – European Playground
Special Instructions: Parachute

Song: “Feet”
Artist: Peter Himmelman
CD Title: My Green Kite
Special Instructions: Rhythm sticks for each child

Song: “Popcorn”
Artist: Greg & Steve
CD Title: We All Live Together Vol. 2
Special Instructions: Parachute and popcorn balls

Song: “Sing-a-Move-a-Dance”
Artist: Colleen and Uncle Squaty
CD Title: Sing-A-Move-A-Dance

Song: “Go Crazy Remix”
Artist: Weird Science
CD Title: Yo Gabba Gabba: Music Is Awesome!
Special Instructions: Children’s choice


One Response to “Preschool Dance Party”

  1. beckyginther September 17, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    They were so much fun! What a great group of kids:)

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