Freeze Dance

Freeze Dance

Location: indoor or outdoor

Materials: music & speakers

This is a perfect game to play on a day when you can't get outside and are looking to give your children an opportunity to move. Turn on music for your little ones to dance to. Say, "I'm going to pause the music and when you hear the music pause you need to freeze like a tree!"

Then, stand near the music as you play it to make it easy to turn it on and turn it off.

Your toddlers may need reminders to stop moving when the music turns off. You can give simple reminders to help them, like saying, "Oh! I don't hear the music anymore! We better freeze!" Play until the end of the song of your children lose interest.

What We're Learning:

  • self-regulation
  • gross motor development
  • coordination
  • listening skills
  • instruction following