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Giraffes Can't Dance Activity Plan

Giraffes Can't Dance, by Giles Andreae is a favorite book around here. Here are some activities to accompany the book, so you can turn your story time into a full day of preschool learning!




Activities Paper Bag PuppetsSpot PaintingSticker TimePlay Dough Invitation to PlayJungle Dance Music Time
Paper Bag Puppets
We made simple shapes: eyes, nose, ears, and horns Glue them on your paper bag, then use markers or crayons to draw giraffe spots on your puppet




Spot Painting
We used marker lids (but you can use anything from corks to toilet paper tubes) You can print a giraffe stencil online like this one:

Print or trace onto paper, or just free hand it -- then let your littles dip and dot paint all they want!



Sticker Time
Give your students blue stock card paper, and let them make a night sky like Gerald's dancing scene in the book. We used glitter glue and stickers (planets, and even some insect stickers)...


Once the dip and dot giraffes have dried, cut them and glue them to the stock p…

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