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Friday, November 9, 2012


Toes wiggle.
Ankles rotate.
Knees bend.
Legs kick.
Hips sway.
Waist twist.
Tummy jiggle.
Chest giggle.
Right stretch.
Left stretch.
Face smile,
All the way.
It's Friday.
Let's Play.

     Have you ever watched football players doing a happy dance when their team makes a touchdown?  It is Friday and I'm feeling especially good to have made it through this week. So, I'm doing my own happy dance.  Your task for today is to think about your own happy dance.  Can you write your dance into a poem?  Sometimes if you make your  body happy moving,  the rest of you will follow.  Have a fun Friday.
    Ed DeCaria is hosting Poetry Friday today at Think, Kid Think.  You can find many other Friday poems to read here


  1. What a happy poem! I could do without my tummy jiggling, though :).

    1. Hee Hee, Jama, if I didn't try those peanutbutter treats from your post this week, I wouldn't have a jiggly tummy either. You are the BEST foodie I know besides my husband who does all the cooking.
      I hope everyone gets over to your blog.

  2. Joy,

    How is this similar to the happy dance? Both seem fun!

    1. Any dance you make up can be a happy dance, Linda.
      And, I really needed to feel happy on Friday.
      Do you have some red dancing slippers?

  3. I'll bet most young children would appreciate this fun poem!

    1. Matt,
      You are becoming my NEW best friend. Thank you for the compliment. I do hope young children have fun dancing and making up their own poems.

  4. Put on some music, crank it up, and LET'S DANCE!!

  5. Thanks Mary Lee,
    What is your favorite music to dance to? I'm thinking a little Proud Mary would do nicely.