Fit to Dance with Disney!

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You might remember back in December, we were invited to watch Disney on Ice presents Frozen at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The kids had an amazing time, and it gave us a new burst of love for Frozen! They’ve been singing the songs and acting scenes out ever since.

So the new Fit to Dance resources from Disney has been perfect. They asked us to take a look at them, and see what we thought – and they’ve been great over these cold, post-Christmas weeks when we’ve been cosied up at home. Fit to Dance is designed to help bring the fun to life, and to encourage kids to get active and start moving at home and school.

The programme is designed for 4-8 year olds,  but my younger three {2, 7 and 10} all loved it! It was a perfect activity for those rainy afternoons when they’re all full of beans but you don’t want to leave the house! I had a look around the site, and was really impressed with all the resources – as well as a section designed for families, there is a section for schools, full of resources that would make PE lessons super fun and creative!

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The aim is to encourage children to recreate their own Disney on Ice show at home – mine didn’t need telling twice! They love the excuse to put on a show. There are so many ideas on how to bring the magic alive after the shows, even if you’re not creative these make it so easy.

The resources are fairly structured, but still allow you some flexibility. We loved the educational videos, not only did they give us some inspiration, but they also were great for explaining the activities to the kiddos.  The resources are split up into sections – story ideas, dance ideas, dance steps as well as sheets to help with creating your Disney on ice dance show. We skipped the sheets, but they would be great if you’re looking for a more focused activity session.

The girls looked back over the photos from the Disney on Ice show we watched, and we talked about the show, the scenery, how the dancers moved – building up ideas for them to work with. Then I left them to it! They had a great afternoon putting their ideas together and creating their own show. I wasn’t allowed in the playroom all afternoon whilst they were working!

They’ve actually gone back and used this as a starting point a few times since – it gave them some great guidance on creating their own shows – I have a feeling they’ll be putting on many more for me!

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I think these resources are fantastic – whetehr you have pre-schoolers or older kids, there is somethign for everyone {Beastie loved the colour-in masks – and the character building worksheets are fantastic}. I’d highly recommend these rescources – take a look for yourself here and see what you think!

Huge thanks to Disney for this opportunity – this is a collaborative post, but all thoughts are our own.

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