Dance the Turkey Dance
November 23, 2011 by Cristi
School is out and the family is gathered for the holidays. So, what better moment than now to crank up some music and let loose on the dance floor (AKA-my kitchen) with the kiddos? It is such a great way to encourage self-expression, build self-esteem, enhance motor skills, and create bonding moments and memories that last a lifetime.
So, today I introduce to you a special guest of mine, Bianca Merkley or what the kids and I call her – ”Bee.” She is first and foremost a fabulous singer/songwriter living in New York who is also a music therapist in a therapeutic preschool.
To celebrate Thanksgiving, Bee is sharing with us a song she wrote called , “The Turkey dance.” She encourages the kids to dance and move with scarves and/or colored ribbons as they “flap their wings” when their color is called out.
So, hurry right now- grab the kiddos and crank up the music as you guys dance around like turkeys!
Here is an additional DIY for the ribbon they can flap around with.
#1 Gather scissors, hot glue, a ring, and any ribbon you have around the house.
#3 Tie the ribbon on the ring…and there you go- easy breezy.
For more of Bianca Merkley’s Music visit her at www.biancamerkley.com
and for more and resources for your little ones visit www.weedstowishes.com