Storytime – Let’s Dance

This post was from a couple of weeks ago – not sure why it appears to be a “draft”???? Here it is again, just in case it was lost in cyberspace.

Park North story time was today! The theme was LET’S DANCE!

I was inspired by this post on the wonderful blog, Storytiming.

Here’s the scoop:

I read Elephants Cannot Dance by Mo Willems

We listened to (and followed along with the book) Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin; illustrated by James Dean.

I read Wiggle by Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Scott Menchin (we moved and wiggled along with this one)

Here are more dance stories I brought with me, but did not read this time around :

Dance With Me by Charles R. Smith, Jr.

Bounce by Doreen Cronin

Punk Farm by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

After reading Wiggle, we created our craft – a SHAKER!

Directions (and picture) modified from What’s Up Sippy Cup?

Bottle Shaker
You will need:
*plastic water bottle
*dry beans
*foam stickers

Fill water bottle 1/3 of the way with dry beans
Replace cap back onto bottle.
Have child decorate the bottle with foam stickers.
Now start shaking!

After they finished their SHAKER, it was time for a snack. The snack was Pete the Cat – inspired. In the story he starts with new white shoes. He’s walking along and steps in strawberries, blueberries, and mud. I brought kabobs with marshmellows (white), strawberries, blueberries, and brownies (for the brown mud).

After snack, it was time to DANCE! There is a Wii at Park North, so I brought my copy of Just Dance Kids and we danced the afternoon away. We ended up dancing to 7 songs, but I think we could have danced longer…the perosn in charge of the center needed to leave, so our dance party was cut short.

Much fun!


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I am a Teacher Librarian in South Carolina. I love kids, yoga, gadgets, dogs, food, books and technology. This is my blog about those things.
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3 Responses to Storytime – Let’s Dance

  1. clevinso says:

    hello new favorite blogger! I’m so glad your dance party went well. It sounds like a blast! I’m planning a Just Dance Wii party 2. I was inspired my this awesome video:
    So cute! BTW: your Pete the Cat shishkabobs are pure genius!

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