When students begin to get wiggly and have tons of extra energy leading up to Winter break, I bust out some of my favorite Holiday and Winter themed dances. I have found these dances on Youtube and Pinterest, but written down the dance moves for you to enjoy as well. Have fun!
Jingle Bell Dance:
During the verses students walk around the square/circle with their partner.
On the chorus students do the following:
Jingle Bells – clap 3 times
Jingle Bells – belly pat 3 times
Jingle all the way – stomp rhythm of words
Oh what fun…. – switch places with partner
When words repeat, repeat above motions
Repeat dance over and over until the end of the song.
Ho Ho Ho:
To the tune of Bow Wow Wow:
Ho Ho Ho
Look at Santa Go
Bringing toys for boys and girls
Ho Ho Ho
1 Giant Circle with partners next to each other, facing each other
HoHoHo – make Santa belly
Look at Santa – look around
Bringing Toys- hold hands and switch spots
HoHoHo – Santa belly
Then jump and turn completely around to face new partner
Nutcracker (Trepak, Russian Dance):
This works great with a parachute or giant stretchy band
A: up and down with the music, shake in between. Repeat
B: Walk around Right 16 counts then Left 16 counts, shake remaining time
B Repeat, then for the end a big lift up and if desired, get underneath parachute and sit down.