November 2008 Song of the Month

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The Dinosaur Dance Floor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for the printable words and footprints. (PDF)
CLICK HERE for the sheet music  (PDF)
DOWNLOAD as an MP3   (How to do it)

 

One of the fun things about having a song of the month, is that I can respond to news events. Last month (October, 21st, 2008), news broke of what scientists are calling a “Dinosaur Dance Floor” on the border of Arizona and Utah, in the United States. This is a news story that deserves a song! Below is a short recap, in case you missed the news, as well as links to articles you can read for more information.

Basically, scientists found an area located by a watering hole where they believe at least 4 different kinds of dinosaurs interacted socially. There appear to be a variety of tracks and tail drag marks that indicate what scientist have actually dubbed the “Dinosaur Dance Floor.” How fun is that?!

For your interest, here are Links to news articles:
National Geographic     Science Daily
Overview of Dinosaur Tracking


Before playing the song below, share the information with children and show them a map of the United States, locating Arizona and Utah. Teach them the dances as indicated in the lyrics.

More fun: Cut out large footprints from four or more different kinds of dinosaurs and stick to carpet using Velcro; or you can just lay them down on a hard floor. I suggest you laminate them if you want to re-use them later. (The Printable Words and Instructions have drawings of the footprints of some dinosaurs you can use for patterns Children can follow a set of footprints as they dance around.

 

The Dinosaur Dance Floor
 

Put on your shirt, pull on your pants
We’re goin’ to Arizona, gonna do a little dance
At the dinosaur dance floor
We’re goin’ to the dinosaur dance floor
It’s newly discovered and the ground is covered
With the prints of the dancing dinosaurs

CHORUS:
Put your claws up and stomp around
(put claw/hands in front of body and circle them down and back as you stomp in time to the music)
Drag your long tail on the ground
(thrust hips out to sides and walk low as if dragging tail)
At the dinosaur dance floor
We’re goin’ to the dinosaur dance floor
It’s newly discovered and the ground is covered
With the prints of the dancing dinosaurs

Do the twist like the dinosaurs did
(twist body back and forth, keeping claw/hands in front)
All the moms and dads and dinosaur kids
Jump on two feet, jump some more
(Jump up and down)
Now everybody freeze, now everybody roar!
(CHORUS)

Do the swim like the dinosaurs did
(move swimming arms in time to the music)
All the moms and dads, and the dinosaur kids
Take a drink of water ‘fore it’s time to go
(bend down to drink)
Put your claws up high, put your claws down low
(Put claw/hands in stretch high, then stretch low)
(CHORUS)