Dance & Movement Storytime

Dance & Movement Storytime

Dance & Movement Storytime with Miss Meg!

Storytime this week was a bit of an introduction!  The parents are used to a lap sit but after I pimped my storytime, I wanted them to be reassured that it’s okay to move around during storytime now.

Opening Song: Rickety Tickety

Head, Shoulders, Knees, Toes

Dance and Movement Books

Toddlerobics by Zita Newcome
jazz baby
Jazz Baby by Carole Boston Weatherford

Songs & Rhymes

Dance Your Fingers Up
Dance your fingers up, dance your fingers down
Dance your fingers to the side, dance them all around
Dance them on your shoulders, dance them on your head
Dance them on your tummy, and put them all to bed

We Can…
source: 1234 More Storytimes
We can jump, jump, jump
We can hop, hop, hop
We can clap, clap, clap
We can stop, stop, stop
We can nod our heads for yes
We can shake our heads for no
We can bend our knees a little bit
And we can sit down really slow

Dance Any Way You Want To
source: Librarian Jenna
Dance any way you want to
Dance any way you please
Dance any way you want to
Bur stop when I say freeze.
Jump as high as you want to…
Dance as fast as you want to…
Dance as slow as you want to…

We also sang the Hokey Pokey and If You’re Happy and You Know it

I have an extension activity that will be in a Flannel Friday post later this week!


Movement Craft

I did not have much time to prepare or think about this craft so I made this up!  It is “movement”.  The kids attached different types of string to their paper plate and got to observe how the different materials moved around.  They also got to decorate with stickers, which they loved.

Shapes Yoga for Pre Schoolers

Shapes Yoga for Pre Schoolers

Earlier this week I had my first Pre-School STEM program… but more on that later!

My favorite part about this program was my ending, which was Shapes Yoga!

I knew that the kids would need something to get them up and active after using their brains during the STEM activities and I have seen alphabet yoga but I really wanted to incorporate it into the theme for my program (which was shapes)

I used the poses on Namaste Kid and picked a few that I thought looked like shapes and then had one of my pages take pictures of me doing the poses (i’m such a great model….)

shapesyoga Miss Meg's Storytime

To download a PDF of the poses click here:

Shapes Yoga PDF