...how can you turn this into a fun dance game at home with your child...and enjoy a yummy meal? Continue reading!
First gather up your ingredients.
Sit on the floor legs straddled open.
Begin grabbing the ingredients (reach for your toes) and then put them in the bowl (pat in the middle on the floor).
• 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed • Canola oil • Salt • Black pepper • 12 ounces (about 10 strips) apple-smoked bacon, cooked crisp and chopped, with 2 tablespoons of the drippings reserved (*see note) • ½ cup dried cranberries • ½ cup blue cheese crumbles • ¼ cup chopped pecans • 1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley • Warm Bacon-Herb Vinaigrette
Next start Cooking!
Step 1: Peel and Chop up your sweet potatoes.
You can stay in your straddle position and pretend to "chop up" your sweet potatoes by gently hitting the air in a karate chop motion...or you could stand up and kick the air in a "chopping" motion.
Step 2: Cook the Sweet Potatoes
Stand up open the oven (reach down towards your toes and back up)
Then set your timer...make first position with your arms (think of giving a hug) then open each arm to the side at a time like a clock (tick tock) count to ten. DING! Sweet Potatoes are ready!
Step 3: Cook your bacon...mmmm bacon
Lay on the floor flat and start to shimmy like your sizzling in a pan!
You could also "flip" over by rolling from your stomach, to your back, to your side and "sizzle" some more.
Step 4: Mix up all the other ingredients in a bowl
Hold hands with your kiddo and make a circle. Start chasing your feet (chassé) then go the other way...until you think all the ingredients are mixed up.
Step 5: Eat up!
Hold hands with your kiddo like you're making a table.
Each take a turn to share a plate. Bend down to touch your toes and back up and say "Happy Thanksgiving!" Then after sharing your meal pretend to gobble up your meal (be sure to make your 'nom nom' sounds!)
Step 6: I'm so full!
Finish it up by pretending you're "so full!" Make your first position arms (like you're giving a hug) then pend and stretch your knees (plié).
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