Dance Party

Children jumping

Enjoy all your favourite songs with an at-home dance party! Use the KIDDO_au playlist on Spotify for a great, child-friendly list of hits!

Set up

Children spread out in the playing space.

How to play
Step 1:
  • Pop on your favourite playlist - make your own or follow KIDDO_au on Spotify for kid-friendly hits
Step 2:
  • Dance, dance, dance! Explore your house or playing area, by changing the song to suit each room
    • Try Pat-a-Cake in the kitchen, Splish, Splash I Was Taking a Bath in the bathroom, and dare we say it... Baby Shark by the pool!
Variations
Make it easier
  • Pick 'copycat' songs, such as Simon Says by the Wiggles for children to easily follow along
  • Play with babies! Depending on their abilities, wiggle their legs, wave their arms, and watch the smiles
Make it harder
  • One child does a dance move, then the other must copy and then add their own, the first child copies this pattern and continue on!
  • Try your favourite dance moves from another position, e.g if you love the running man shuffle, try doing this with your hands and feet on the ground!
Activity information
Age: 0-12 months, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-5 years, Kindergarten / Pre-school, Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Participants: 1 +
Equipment: Speaker & music player
Duration: 10 minutes
Skill focus
Explore these skills for teaching tips
Physical literacy tips
  • Line up teddies to be your audience or judges!
  • Family members join in too!