Monday, June 13, 2011

Dance Storyhour

  • Jump, Frog, Jump! by Robert Kalan.  This cute book jumps along nicely. A flannel board or clothespin retelling would have been even nicer.
  • Elephants Cannot Dance! by Mo Willems. Great seeing everyone get into the mood, with this one, bopping around with Piggy as he tried to teach Elephant some grooves.
  • Hop Jump by Ellen Walsh. This simple tale might have been a bit too sophisticated  -- the idea of being different being okay.
  • The Dancing Tiger by Malachy Doyle.  The adults were moved.
  • Moondance by Lassen.  A beautiful readaloud, a pretty book.
Next year: Change the line-up, omit Hop Jump, and add Going on a Bear Hunt.  Plenty of moves in that!

  • Shake your Sillies out (of course!)
  • Barnyard Dance
  • and all our regular favorites

We made a card for Father's Day, and was it fun! Fold a white coffee filter in half, color with marker, dribble on a little water, and voila! Magic indeed!  These are surprisingly NOT too messy -- a little table wipe down afterwards. The kids did several, allowing the first to dry so that it could be turned into a card in the same session.  Two to nine year olds enjoyed this equally -- heck, I caught the moms at it!

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