The age range you describe actually has extremely variable abilities. A three year old is
just learning to control their body, likely cannot yet skip, or leap from one foot among
the many as yet unlearned skills. A five year old is much more in control of both their
body, and their social self. But the whole age range can enjoy follow the leader and
other imitative dance, the elder end readily do two hand turns, elbow swings, circles.
They might enjoy being led through individual movements, even in a sitting circle,
(butterfly knees, swan wings, upside down beetle, cat loaf, etc) and scattered about but
moving (different kinds of jumping (like a frog, like a kangaroo), walking in different
styles (stomping like and elephant, wading like an egret, scurrying like a squirrel...)).
Moving to different rhythms and moods, swaying to slow stuff but bopping to fast stuff can
be fun. Dance that tells a story can work if more of the kids are older. Enjoy!
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