Bawk Bawk

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May 14th is National Chicken Dance Day!  Here in an area settled by Volga Germans it is a very common dance at community events. And, it is a great intergenerational dance!

I generally modify the circling portion to be hand clapping or simple movements to reduce the likelihood of an older person falling. When doing this in an intergenerational group, I often break out the egg shakers and lead into the dance with “I Know a Chicken”. With the children present, the action song becomes more chance for the older set to show their silly side.

Break out of your shell, get up! Get moving. Do the Chicken!