CAN'T CATCH ME GAME
Students start on the floor, with their eyes closed. Teacher then tiptoes around the room and tap a few dancers on the shoulder. Those dancers jump up and do a traveling step (the teachers pretend to be “chasing” them and “catch” them with another tap on the shoulder). Then start again, choosing different kids for the next round!
COOKIE FOLLOW-ALONG SONGS
It takes a little digging, but you can find gingerbread theme action songs in your music apps. Follow the words with your own dance actions!
Gingerbread Man by The Kiboomers
Gingerbread Man Dance & Freeze by Jack Hartmann
Wobbly Man by Koo Koo (pretend to be a cookie crumbling)
Read one of the many children’s books about the Gingerbread Man at the start of your dance class, and act it out with dance movements............OR
get your copy of my dance-along stories for preschool & early elementary age, which come with storyboards, movement, & review cards too!
BAKE IN THE LEARNING & ARTISTRY
By using stories & imagination, you help to reinforce the artistry and creativity that elevates dancers from athletes to athlete-artists. Dance games have the power to unlock individuality and imagination in your students, by providing cues and a roadmap to discover their own artistic voice! Create your own, or browse the inclusive winter holiday theme games on my site!