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Happy Dance Like a Chicken Day!

chicken dance

Did you know that May 14 is National Dance Like a Chicken Day? Have you ever done the dance at a wedding or other celebration? “The Chicken Dance” song was composed by an accordion player named Werner Thomas from Switzerland back in the 1950’s. It was originally entitled “Der Ententanz”, translates to “The Duck Dance.” It came to the United States in the 1970’s, but became really famous in the 1980’s. The famous moves of the repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions are known to so many. We’d love to see you show off your moves. 

Watch our video and then get your family together and post to our Instagram #PLYMCAnywhere! 

We can’t wait to see all the cool moves! Have fun!  


Fun E-Books for children with chickens available through OverDrive: 

The Spring Chicken by Mary Tillworth   

Big Egg by Molly Coxe  

Chicken on Vacation by Adam Lehrhaupt

Jenni Hemphill is a youth services librarian at the Newport Library, where she finds books for patrons and helps patrons on the computers. She is also responsible for the American Sign Language Club for PLYMC. She enjoys reading all types of books, especially historical fiction or dystopian. She also makes sure that she stays up to date on newly released books for children. When she isn’t doing this, she is spending time with her husband and her two children.