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Children are natural dancers and artists with their friends. This 'moving' activity keeps kids fit and develops important interpersonal and spatial skills.
Choose some really lively music for dancing. Consider jazz, or African or Native American drums. Ask a friend to take turns with you to turn the music on and off or to dance.
Hang a large sheet of paper on a wall with masking tape (newspaper will do in a pinch). Move to the music in front of a light that casts your shadow on the paper. To do this outdoors, use a portable music source and the sun.
Your partner stops the music (musical-chairs style) and you freeze in position.
Hold still while you partner draws your silhouette with Crayola® Washable Markers or Crayons. Then it's your partner's turn to dance, and your turn to stop the music and draw.
Cut out your outlines with Crayola Scissors. Decorate your silhouette dancers with colors and patterns inspired by the music using Crayola Washable Markers or Crayons.
Let's make something!
Kids stay on their toes with their very own sculptures of dancing figures. They become more aware of motion, the human b
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