Thursday, June 1, 2017

toddler time: let's dance!

Mystery Box: When we opened the polka dot box, we found a scarf!! What color is my scarf today?

We passed out scarves to the kids and sang:
Dance your scarves up high
dance your scarves down low
dance your scarves side to side
dance them all around
dance them on your shoulders
dance them on your head
dance them on your bellies
then roll up your scarf in a tiny ball and put your scarf to bed 
- good night scarf!

Then I sang:Let’s All Dance (Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb)
Let’s all dance with our scarves today, scarves today, scarves today!
Let’s all dance with our scarves today, all around the room


Also, MARCH with our scarves & TWIRL our scarves & PUT OUR SCARVES AWAY




Books We Read: 
Barnyard Dance - Boynton (so cute!)

Felt Board: Five Little Dancers - see my previous post 



Puppet Rhyme: The Dancing Sheep (using cute Folkmanis sheep puppet in photo above)
Another idea from Jenn in the Library.


SHH! its time to go to sleep!
But into my bedroom one sheep creeps!

Sheep, its time to go to bed!             
Sheep says he’d rather dance instead!

He started DANCING ON THE CEILING, DANCING ON THE FLOOR, DANCING ON THE WINDOW, DANCING ON THE DOOR (3xs faster & faster)

Stop that dancing you silly sheep!
Now its time to go to sleep!

Soon the sheep lay on the floor
Then the sheep began to snore…

zzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz...

But when he woke up in the morning,
what do you think he did?????

He started DANCING ON THE CEILING, DANCING ON THE FLOOR, DANCING ON THE WINDOW, DANCING ON THE DOOR (3xs faster & faster)

Gee I hope he goes back to sleep soon, I’m tired!!





Craft #1 Peppa Pig popsicle stick puppet

We colored Peppa and glued on a pretty dancing skirt!

Craft #2 Dancing Sheep 

I pre-cut heads, bodies and legs so the kids could just color and glue.

I was really happy with this program. I loved how we combined three completely unrelated ideas: dancing, Peppa Pig and sheep LOL! I did this theme a couple of years ago and i always like to spice things up a little so we added shiny tutus to Peppa and a totally different craft that related more to our book and puppet rhyme then let the kids choose. a great day!!





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