We began the project by watching and doing all four of KooKoo Kangaroo's Secret handshakes. I also asked them to pay attention to the motions/movements while doing the GoNoodle piece. After the handshakes were completed, we came up with a list of the different types of motions we noticed in the clips, and also added other categories we thought would help us create our ownl
Once the decisions were made, the students wrote out their steps and gave it a name. This part was a lot of trial and error for my kids. They had too see how the different movements worked together, what may need to be switched, and what they thought they were capable of doing in comparison with what they really could do! It must have been hilarious walking by my room during this phase because in one blink you may have seen ballerina, penguin, or baseball motions!
If you have a few more days left of school, I would recommend doing this activity with your kiddos! Watch out KooKoo Kangaroo! You may have some secret handshake competition!
By the way, have you heard about Camp GoNoodle?! Inside sources tell me that making up your own Secret Handshakes like these is slated to be one of the activities. It's sure to be a hit! I shared this tidbit with my kiddos when I sent home the flyer to parents, and they can't wait for it to start! (Click "Invite Parents" on GoNoodle's site for the flyer!) Have fun!!