Step 3 – Shake Out

Children don’t really need a warm up, but this is great fun, lifts the mood and releases frustrations. Play uplifting music to shake out to.

  • Hold up your Right hand
  • Shake your right hand and arm and count backwards
  • Saying 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 out loud
  • Now the Left hand
  • Repeat as above
  • Now the Right leg – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Now the Left leg – 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Back to the Right arm, this time start at 4, 3, 2, 1
  • And now the Left arm 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Right leg 4, 3, 2, 1, getting quicker as you go
  • Left leg 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Right arm, 3, 2, 1, then Left arm, Right leg and then Left leg.
  • Then same again with 2, 1,
  • Then same again with 1, this should be really quick
  • At the end go crazy, waving arms and legs, wiggle your head and bottom.

Can do this themed too – for example in French

un – 1

deux – 2

trois – 3

quatre – 4

cinq – 5

or to topic – for example Transport

Bus

Truck

Car

Plane

Bike