Who doesn’t love a good dance party? Little ones love to get up and move, especially to fun songs they know and enjoy. We’ve put together a list of our favorite Super Simple Songs to groove to, along with the Dance Dice, a fun activity that brings extra excitement to any dance party. Whether you’re dancing with a group of friends, or having a solo dance party (always recommended!) pump these jams, roll the dance dice, and get moving! Count us in, cause we’re ready to dance! 1, 2, 3…hit it!
Head Shoulders Knees & Toes (Speeding Up)
All great dance parties start with a great warm up. Some folks might be shy to bust a move, so start with this simple song to get party goers following along and feeling excited about dancing.
Here We Go Looby Loo
This song is reminiscent of the classic kid song, The Hokey Pokey, with an added dance twist. Play the music video and follow along with the Super Simple Puppets as they move their bodies in and out, and shake them all about!
Now the party has started! This song has some dance moves built right into the words of the song and some great opportunity to try out some moves of your own! So turn it up and move just like the song says!
Wind The Bobbin Up
Let’s Wind The Bobbin Up! How do you do that, exactly? Well, put on the music video and follow along with the dancing mice. They know all the moves to this fun dance song!
Red Light, Green Light
How about a dance party game of freeze dance? We took all the things we love about freeze dance and put it into the song Red Light, Green Light. Green means go – dance, dance, dance! And red means stop – freeze! You might end up in some pretty silly positions when the red light strikes, that’s part of the fun! TIP: You can play a similar game with any song you like. You can call out red light and green light as the song plays, or stop and start the song for a traditional game of freeze dance.
The Alphabet Swing
At this point your dance party partners might want to try some dance moves of their own, and The Alphabet Swing is a swinging song where dancers can move freely as they like! It’s called free dance – they can try some moves they’ve learning in the previous songs, or try something totally new and creative! If your party goers really enjoyed playing Red Light, Green Light, this is a great song to continue playing freeze dance.
The Jellyfish is a super fun call and response song. That means you repeat what you hear in the song using your voice and your body! Follow along with the moves – they’re built right into the words of the song – as you slowly turn your body into a swimming jellyfish!
This is a true grand finale for your amazing dance party. It’s got all the moves, and dancers will be truly tuckered out afterward. You can play the song and follow along with the moves you hear in the song, or put on The Pinocchio episode of Sing Along With Tobee – Caitie and Tobee will show you the moves too!
Dance Dice – Dance Party Activity Game
To take your dance party to the next level, bust out the dance dice! This activity was featured in the Caitie’s Classroom episode Dance Party, and you can try it at home for an extra dancing challenge! Here’s how.
All you need is the the Dance Dice printable, scissors, and a glue stick.
Cut it out along the dotted lines of your printable.
Fold along the solid lines include the white tabs so it can fold into a dice shape.
Add glue from a glue stick to the white tabs, and stick the tabs to the back of the square next to it so the dice holds it’s shape.
Now you are ready to play! To play, roll the dice and see what kind of dance it lands on. It might be The Twist, Square Dance, Ballet, Tap Dance, Disco, or Free Dance. Then try that kind of dance together! You can do the different dances to music, or just try the moves. You can do this activity as a group and try different ways of dancing together, or you can each take turns rolling the dice and performing dance moves for the party! If you need some inspiration for how each dance goes, watch how Caitie moves in the episode Dance Party.
You can watch all the videos for the songs mentioned in this article with our Dance Party Playlist!
We hope we’ve inspired you to party it up and dance all day with these tunes and the dance dice! We know you must have some sweet moves, so hit the dance floor (also known as the living room carpet…) and let them show!
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