I decided to do a program that just included dancing and music. Some of my co-workers have done them in the past with great results and it’s really easy to do. The nice thing was there was barely any prep for it. You just pick some songs you like, write out a list and you’re done! Unless you decide to do a craft, then you might have a little more to do.
First we started with The Itsy Bitsy Spider By: Dr. Jean. I love this version because she puts her own little spin on it by including the big fat gorilla and a teensy weensy ant going up the water-spout. She’s a clever woman.
Next I passed out dancing scarves and we danced to Spin Again By: Jim Gill. SO MUCH FUN. And lots of dizzy kids.
Since they already had scarves our next song was My Bonnie By: Jim Gill. This is a really fun song too, very tricky, but fun. Every time he says a word that begins with the letter “B” you had to put your arms up, and when he said another word than began with “B”, you had to put them down. The kids caught on real quick.
Next we did the song Bubblegum By: Dr. Jean. Of course everyone’s favorite part is when we go super fast.
Next was Your Face Will Surely Show It By: Jim Gill. It was funny to see the different faces the kids did.
Next was Poison Ivy By: Jim Gill. I figured a lot of the kids might not know what poison ivy is, so I asked them. Surprisingly several kids knew what it was, and I explained it to the others. This is a silly song that is fun too.
I passed out egg shakers for Shakin’ Everywhere By: Jim Gill.
And last but not least, we danced to good ol’ Tooty Ta By: Dr. Jean. A very silly song that is hilarious to watch.
We also made a quick craft. Everyone made dancing ribbons to take home and dance with! I wanted to encourage them to dance at home, so I figured that was the prefect way. We just used crepe paper and sequins to decorate it with. Easy as can be!
Overall it was a great program and so so easy to do! My age range was 2-5 year olds and that was perfect because everyone had a great time. I’m definitely going to do more music and movement programs.