I am going to let you in on what I did today with my Kindergarten and 1st Grade groups. I played 6 videos today. The first 3 highlighted movement, and the last three were just for fun.
These first 2 are pretty self explanatory. The are from a group called Koo Koo Kangaroo and I love what they have put out by way of silly dance songs.
The next one is also from Koo Koo Kangaroo, but it's not as clear cut as the first. I ended up having my kids sit for a little while and rest until they start talking about the ninja sneak and I let the kids sneak around the room. They love that because usually I tell them to stay in front of their chairs. This one let the kids go a little crazy with ninja kicks and ninja yells, but it was tons of fun!
By this time, my kids were getting pretty exhausted and my room was beginning to get stuffy, so the next few videos were just for fun. I suppose the Elmo video could be used for lessons about "quiet and loud". The Swedish Chef video might be good for keeping a steady beat, and the StoryBots "So Hot" video is a good intro to hip hop and rap music. . . ? But these are my filler videos mostly. The kids LOVE them and it's a way for me to say "thank you for working so hard for me, now let's take a break".
****Edit: I do feel it is important to evaluate yourself and make sure that you don't rely on YouTube for ALL of your lesson planning. It is tempting to lean a bit too hard on YouTube sometimes because the kids respond to it so well. Remember, your education and training has built you up to be more than the person that just pushes the "PLAY" button.