Sunday, September 25, 2011

Charlie Over the Ocean

It's been a busy start to my year with all the families. 
I have lots to share and today it's a circle dance for ages 1-4 years.

Everyone holds hands in a circle.  Sing the fisherman's song!

Charlie Over the Ocean
Charlie over the ocean (everyone steps into the middle)
Charlie over the sea (continue stepping into the middle)
Charlie caught a big fish (begin stepping back to the original circle)
Can't catch me! (stomp 3 times)

Run, run, run, run.....  (still holding hands we run clockwise around circle 4 beats)
Phish!  (everyone sinks to the bottom of the circle)

Let's do it again!

second time:  run counterclockwise
third time:  run for 8 beats
fourth time:  run for 12 or 16 beats (especially with 2-1/2 to 4 year olds...they love the varied phrase lengths for running)

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