Movement and Dance Theme: Twister

An action filled story time for all our friends:

Picture Books:  Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig, Jump! by Scott Fischer, Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig, If You’re Happy and You Know It by James Warhola, Hoppity Skip Little Chick by Jo Brown, The Gingerbread Girl by Lisa Ernst, Chuck’s Band by Peggy Anderson, Baby Danced the Polka by Karen Beaumont, Dinosaur Stomp by Paul Stickland, Farmer Joe and the Music Show by Tony Mitton, Harriet Dancing by Ruth Symes, The Wheels on the Bus by Ronnie Rooney

Fingerplays: 

Movement Rhyme (make motions match words)

I clap my hands, I touch my feet,

I jump up from the ground.

I clap my hands, I touch my feet,

And turn myself around.

I clap my hands, I touch my feet,

I sit myself right down.

I clap my hands, I touch my feet,

I do not make a sound. (Shhhh…) 

Hands (make motions match words)

Hands up high,

Hands down low,

Hide those hands –

Where did they go?

Out comes One,

Out comes Two,

Clap them, fold them,

Now we’re through!

Music:

“Irrational Anthem” by Jim Gill (Jim Gill’s Irrational Anthem CD)

“I’m Gonna Catch You” by Laurie Berkner (Under a Shady Tree CD)

“Freeze Dance” by Music for Little People (Birthday Party: Singalong CD) 

Craft:

Star streamer stick: Tape an 18 inch piece of ribbon to one end of a craft stick, then cover the taped end with two cut-out construction paper stars (one on each side). Add a smaller star to the loose end of the ribbon and dance away!

All books and compact discs can be found using our catalog at

www.alpl.org

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