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)