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Animal Dance Party

Age: 0 to 8+
Time: <30 min
Materials: time and space to dance, imagination

Dancing and singing help kids develop their bodies and can be a great way to learn about animals and spark JOY! Host your own animal dance party and get all of those benefits. Here's how!

This activity was joyfully published for our June, 2021 calendar and in celebration of the culmination of our Friends and Feelings series of Tinkergarten. If you don't have your free copy of our calendar, download it at tinkergarten.com/calendar

The Guide

  1. Watch or Listen. Check out our Come to Tinkergarten animated music video or listen to the song together.
  2. Move! Have fun moving like each animal as you listen (If kids are familiar with Tinkergarten, they'll be well practiced at this!).
  3. Dance! Then, crank it up a notch by playing the Come to Tinkergarten dance remix!
  4. Invent verses and moves for new animals. Think about your favorite animals not mentioned in the recorded song. We come up with fresh lyrics for a new creature each week in Tinkergarten classes. Have fun coming up with movements and words that fit the animals and plants, or even the imaginary creatures, that your child loves most.
  5. Keep the party going! Keep on singing, dancing and feeling the joy of learning about new creatures!
  6. Share your moves! Share a video of your favorite animal dance with our Tinkergarten Facebook Community or tag @tinkergarten when you share with yours so we can celebrate with you!

Why is this activity great for kids?

When kids dance they develop their gross motor skills and activate some of their hidden senses, (like proprioceptive and vestibular sytems) helping them learn and settling their bodies.

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