Making music is as easy as creating a few dance moves! We love dancing - it's not only great to get all your wiggles out, but it's also an excellent way to exercise.
So, try it out, in 3 easy steps:
Step 1: Pick 5 moves you like to do. Here are some examples:
- Pat your knees
- Kick your feet
- Side step
- Go bananas (wiggle your whole body)
Step 2: Pick a song you already know, such as:
- I Know a Chicken
- We Are the Dinosaurs
- Old MacDonald
Step 3: Decide how the song will go! All you need to do is replace the words with your moves. You can do this a simply as you'd like, or you can get REALLY creative!
For example, to the tune of Old MacDonald, you can sing the following and act out the moves every time you sing them:
"Old MacMommy had a house, e-i-e-i-o.
And on in her house she had a kid, e-i-e-i-o
With a "Jump Jump" here
And a "Jump Jump" there.
Here a "jump", there a "jump",
Everywhere a "jump jump"!
(and pick a new move for each verse)
"Old MacJUMPy had a SPIN, pat-pat-pat-your-knees!
And on that SPIN he had a CLAP, pat-pat-pat-your-knees!
With a "SIDE STEP" here
And a "SIDE STEP" there
Here a "STEP", there a "STEP"
Everywhere a "SIDE STEP"
You can even make up your own tune if you are feeling particularly musical!
Do you ever move around when you are listening to Laurie Berkner Band songs? If so, what types of moves do you do, and during which songs? Do you ever change the lyrics so you can do different moves?
We really hope you have fun making up songs and dances! Share them with your friends and family, and teach them your moves!
We'd love to see what you come up with - send us your lyrics or a video of you and your family dancing to your songs!