The Florida Ballet’s Wiggle Wednesday will provide children and their parent a unique opportunity to explore movement through literature. Each month we will center our movement activities/class around a selected piece of children’s literature. We will be utilizing music and props, focusing on movement exploration using the book's descriptive language and beautiful imagery.
#READ: Can You Make A Scary Face? By Jan Thomas
What kind of a face would you make if a tickly green bug were sitting on your nose? Or if it were--eek!--inside your shirt? Could you make a scary face to frighten it away? Or, even better, stand up and do the chicken dance? Yes? Then better get to it! This exuberant, interactive picture book starring a bossy little ladybug and a GIANT hungry frog will have kids leaping up and down and out of their seats to dance and make silly scary faces of their own.
#PLAY: Flight of the Bumblebee
- Rimsky-Korsakov : Scheherazade, Capriccio espagnol & Flight of the Bumblebee – Apex on hoopla
- Optional – scarves or pretend wings
- Use your library card to check out the recording on hoopla.
- Before playing the music, talk to your little one about bees. What do they already know about them? What does a bee look like? What sound does a bee make? How does a bee move?
- Tell your little one that you are going to play a song called “Flight of the Bumblebee”.
- Play music and encourage your little one to dance and move freely like a bee.
- Optional – use scarves or pretend wings as you dance
#EXPLORE: Caterpillar Creation
- Empty cardboard egg carton
- Paint, markers, crayons, or other desired art materials
- Paint brush
- Pipe cleaners
- Adults prep this activity by cutting the top off of a 12-count egg carton. Cut the cups in half, lengthways so that you have two long strips of egg cups.
- Encourage your little one to decorate their caterpillar(s) as they would like using available art materials.
- When the cartons are dry, adults can make small holes in the top of the front carton using scissors.
- Help your child to push pipe cleaners into the holes to create antennae.
Check out the Bugs Traveling Tales kit for additional books, songs, and activities.