Easter Dances: Eggs, Bunnies, and Chocolate

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Many readers have written in for ideas on Easter dances. Sooo, I put my creative brain to work and this is what I came up with! I hope it’s exactly what you are looking for and you can use it this week in your classes!

Partner Dance

Ask your students to come up with different shapes of an egg. Partner them up () < to make this shape! Then ask them about the shape. Are they round? Are they oval? Talk about the texture and the size too. Hard or soft? Big or small? Tall or short?

Roll Eggs, Roll!

After that, ask them if they can roll with their partner standing up, sitting down, or lying down.  Have a friendly race of which eggs can roll across the room faster! This is great teamwork and also you will find that each pair will figure out how to do it a little bit differently. Which is what we want, right?

Dipped Colored Eggs

Put different color spots or hoops around the room and ask them to dip in each color to decorate their egg. Maybe they dip their toe in green, and their head in yellow? Dipping is fun! Then ask each dancer what their egg looks like. Stripes? Polka dots? I’m sure sparkles are involved. 😉

Cracked Egg

After all of that rolling and dipping their egg gets cracked, and they separate.

What’s inside?

There has  to be something something inside! Ask each partner what’s inside their egg. Then dance about it. Is it caramel? Sticky and tough! Is it money? You can count it and jump that many times. Is it a toy? Become the toy!

This could be the most fun to explore!

Easter Albums

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This album is awesome! My favorite is the Easter Parade. You could make a parade of bunnies, or eggs, or ducks! The possibilities are endless! There is also the bunny hop line dance, which you could teach a few steps like front, back, hop hop hop, and then repeat.

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This album is also awesome! I particularly like ‘Chocolate Town.’ In chocolate town, every thing is chocolate. The flowers and even the all the animals are chocolate. Would be fun to turn everyone into chocolate with your magic and do the dance with the song.

*Both of these albums are available on itunes so you could just but each particular song you want to use.

Little Bunny Foo Foo Poem

Little Bunny Foo Foo
hopping through the forest
scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head

Little Bunny Foo Foo
I don’t want to see you
scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head.

This little poem could be a great avenue to create a little dance together. It has some great movement words. “Scooping up the field mice, and bopping them on the head” for example.  What a fun sentence to create movement to. Let the littles give you the ideas and then pick the one you think fits best for each line. Then keep repeating until you have the whole poem created in movement. The key is to go back and repeat and then add on. So fun!

You don’t need a song for this, you can just sing it and so can they!

Do you have any go-to Easter dances that work well? I would love to hear your ideas!

Comments

  1. I’m not able to flat out talk about religious holidays in class, but I have been using your amazing image of a basket for first position arms. In classes this week we walked on our tip toes carrying our baskets, and then knelt down with tall spines to pick up things to put inside our basket. Most of the kids talked about putting Easter related things in their baskets, and I was able to keep the class neutral.

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