Everyone Can Dance...even giraffes
Giraffes Can’t Dance is a great book where we meet Gerald the giraffe and follow him along as he learns that his dancing is beautiful too.
Here is the video of the story Giraffes Can’t Dance.
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Now that you have already seen the story, reflect on when and how you feel like Gerald the giraffe.
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CREATE an Animal Inspired Dance:
In the story there is a long list of action words that Gerald does during his journey. Please think of a grassland (African Safari) animal that you could create motion(s) for to represent the animal.
In your original dance try to include 1-4 motions. Make sure you have enough space and a clean background behind you when you take pictures/video. Dances should not be more than 4 motions in length, feel free to repeat your dance two times if you want -(1GB file size max). No audio is needed.
List of action/motions from the story: Creep, sway, shuffling, swishing, swing, leap, twirled, bow
Possible directions/pathways you could move---sideways, forward/back, zig zag, up/down
Silly videos to also get you up and moving:
Monkey See Monkey Do Giraffe Dance
Just Dance Kids: The Monkey Dance