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Chart paper
music, optional


1. Discuss words that describe body motions with the children, such as stretch, wiggle, slide, and leap.
2. Write the words on chart paper.
3. Invite the children to demonstrate each word with motions.
4. Ask the children to create a "dance" by linking several motions together, such as a stretch, a turn, and a jump. Ask them to explain what they did.
5. Encourage "soloists" to demonstrate their word dance for others to guess.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Kindergarten Activities
Center: Music & Movement
Topic: Music
Content: The Arts: Music
Area: Gross Motor
Age: Kindergarten
Interaction: Large Group

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