Freeze Dance

Listening to directions can sometimes be challenging for a preschooler. Dancing and music combine to create a fun game that helps your child develop and practice those listening skills!

Girl in brown dress jumping and smiling in mid air
Supplies List
  • You and your preschooler

  • Music

  1. Explain to your preschooler that you are going to play music and begin to dance. As soon as the music stops, everyone has to stop dancing, or “freeze!” Describe how your child’s body has to be frozen like a statue when the music stops.

  2. Play music (any songs will do!) and dance along with your child. While your child is dancing, stop the music. At first, remind your child to pause by calling out, “Freeze!” Repeat over and over for endless fun!

This activity helps your preschooler develop motor skills, listening skills, and social-emotional skills.

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