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Dance Like the Cranes!

Move like a crane!
  1. Work in groups of two or three. Use your bodies to show some of the crane dance moves you observed. Also act out some of the action words you wrote down. (Be safe; no feet off the ground!)

  2. Try making the moves larger and smaller. Link some together; try changing the order.

  3. Create a crane movement dance. First decide who will use which moves. Plan how you will interact to make an interesting dance. Practice your creation!

  4. Share your dance with classmates. (Consider putting it to music!)

  5. Next: More about crane dances>>
Teacher Resource: Birdbrain Dance

Try This!

  • What if a whooping crane would only dance with YOU? This happened to George Archibald — and with astonishing results. Read the fascinating, fun story here: Dancing With the Cranes.

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