It’s hard to believe Christmas is less than one week away! As we get closer to Christmas, many of us will have children home on break. My 4 year old is in preschool, and I’ve been coming up with activities to do as Christmas is approaching.
I decided to create a freeze dance activity based on one of our favorite Christmas songs. Our favorite children’s music is Slugs & Bugs (which you can read more about here if you are not familiar with them). Last year, they had a Christmas cd come out, and one of the songs is called Building a Gingerbread House. It’s a really fun, catchy song. We made gingerbread houses earlier this week (graham cracker houses, technically), so the song seems very fitting!
Also, I found a cute set of gingerbread men and came up with a gingerbread man freeze dance. You can see it in my store here: gingerbread freeze. The freeze dance activity is really simple. You find some fun music you’d like to use, like Building a Gingerbread House. You could also use any other Christmas or winter song you’d like. I like to choose upbeat songs for freeze dance activities, like the song Jingle Bell Rock or Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.
All you have to do is start playing the music and let your little ones get their energy out. It’s so fun to watch their excitement dancing to music! For the younger ages who haven’t done freeze dances before, make sure to explain you will be pausing the music, and when they hear the music stop, they freeze. You can show them pictures of the different gingerbread cards you have and see if they can match the pictures.