Music and Motion

Every five weeks my coworker and I offer a music and motion class. This gives us a break from planning traditionally storytimes and allows us to shake our tail feathers. Below I provide music, activities, and books that I think have been super awesome.

Songs

The Body Rock on Kids in Motion
Bunny Hop by More Dancin’ TUnes
Can Can by Toddlerific
Chicken Dance by Fisher Price Playtime Favorites
Clap Your Hands by They Might Be Giants
Dance, Freeze, Melt by Rockin’ Red
Disney Mambo No. 5 by Kids Party Music
Do You Like to Play With Bubbles by Lolly Hopwood (use bubbles)
Get Your Body Moving by Koo Koo Kangroo
Go Freeze  by Bobs & Lolo
Hands are for Clapping by Jim Gill
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes by Fisher Price Playtime Favorites
Hokey Pokey by Fisher Price Playtime Favorites
Hokey Pokey by Mother Goose Rocks V3
Hot Potato by The Best of the Wiggles
I Got the Wiggles on Learning Station: Play to Rest
I Just Can’t Wait to be King on The Lion King Legacy (parachute song)
I Know a Chicken by Laura Berkner  (do this one egg shakers)
Jingle Bells (with bells)
Jingle Bell Rock (with bells)
Jump Up! by Imagination Movers
Icky Sticky Bubble Gum on Learning Station: Action! Fun! Dance!
I’m a Little Snowman by Carole Peterson
I’m a Little Teapot on Mother Goose Rocks V3
If You’re Happy and You Know It by Big Kidz Bands on Indian Elephant Tea
If You’re Happy and You Know It on Singin’ & Groovin
La Cucaracha by World of Mexico
La Bamba by Songs for Wiggle Worms
Let It Go on Frozen (scarves)
Limbo Rock by Chubby Checker (Limbo Stick)
Milkshake Song by Songs for Wiggle Worms
Popcorn by Laura Doherty
Rockin Robin on Shakin a Tailfeather
See Ya Later Alligator by Laura Doherty
Silly Dance Contest by Jim Gill
Silly Illy Willies by Lolly Hopwood
Tummy Tango on Kids in Motion
The Turkey Hop by Carole Peterson
Twist and Shout by The Beatles
Walking Walking by Songs for Wiggle Worms
We’re Marching in the Snow by Carole Peterson

 

Books
The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot-Pants by Eric Litwin
Toddlerobics: Animal Fun by Zita Newcome
You are a Lion by Taeeun Yoo

Activities
Parachute
Limbo Stick
Scarves
Egg Shakers

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