Halloween is creeping up on us! We have just a few days left! I wanted to write about another intervention that I have been using with my clients this week besides "Pass the Pumpkin". When you think of creepy crawly fun Halloween songs, what comes to your mind? I know that "Thriller" has to be in there somewhere. To me, this is one of Michael Jackson's best creations. I love this song! It is so fun for everybody! I decided, with the idea from my intern director, to create a dance for the older kids in my classes. I looked at some simple "Thriller" dance moves on YouTube and found great resources. I looked through several and picked a few movements that would be simple and fun for the kids. I was worried because I had never introduced a dance to them before. I didn't know how they would react, or if they would think it "uncool". But it turns out, they really enjoyed it! I was so excited to see them having such a good time with it! And of course, they were working on goals they didn't even realize were being fulfilled. This intervention is great for gross motor movements, motor planning/processing, social interaction, sequencing, patterns, and unity. Here is a video that I used to help me plan out the dance moves. There are several parts in which I would pick and choose the best dance moves for my purposes.