Lie down on the floor with your child very stiff and straight. Imagine you are uncooked spaghetti and roll over and over. Now imagine you are being put into hot water to cook. Feel your bodies getting softer and softer. When the water boils, make your bodies swirl and twist just as spaghetti would. Finally, imagine you have been drained and tossed with butter or sauce. What movements would result? This is a fun dance to do on a night you're cooking spaghetti so your child can see how the spaghetti starts out, and how it does dance and swirl in the water.
From 365 Days of Creative Play by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.
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