Cowpoke Hoedown: Family Night

FAMILY PROGRAM

Yee Haw! Last night we had a Cowpoke Hoedown at the library and we had a grand ol’ time!  We kicked up our heels and did some line dancing and made some very realistic no-bake cow pie cookies.

No-Bake Cow Pie Cookies (made in the microwave)
Recipe adapted from Cooks.com

1 stick butter
1 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. peanut butter
3 c. quick cooking oatmeal

Place butter, sugar, cocoa and milk in a glass bowl.  Microwave 2 minutes on high.  Stir.  Then microwave on high for an additional 4 minutes, stirring after each minute.  The sugar should be fully dissolved.  Mix in the vanilla and peanut butter, until peanut butter is melted.  Add oatmeal and drop by heaping tablespoons onto cookie sheet covered with waxed paper.  Refrigerate for about 30 minutes or until set.  Serve chilled.

Mixing the cookies.

Cow Pie Cookies – ready to eat!

Line Dancing

1. Alley Cat
We started out with a simple and slow line dance.
Steps: partydirectory.com
Music: Alley Cat by Bent Fabric from the album Jukebox

2. Chicken Dance
After all that hard work of following directions, we mixed it up with a fun dance that everyone knows!
Music: The Chicken Dance by the Hit Crew from the album 30 Greatest Fun Songs

3. Why Don’t We Just Dance (Electric Slide)
After a quick water and cookie break, we learned the electric slide steps- but we danced to country music.
Steps: wikiHow.com
Music: Why Don’t We Just Dance by the Nashville Riders, from the album Line Dance Country Party

4. Achy Breaky Heart
This is the most difficult of the four dances.
Steps: TurklishTELF.com
Music: Achy Breaky Heart by the Country Dance Kings from the album Greatest Country Line Dance Songs Ever!

The Chicken Dance!

2 thoughts on “Cowpoke Hoedown: Family Night

    • We had so much fun! We had 19 people and 4 staff members there. I decided not to do a craft or read this time due to time limitations (although I did display a variety of cowboy books that could be checked out.) All children got to participate in making the cookies – and the cookie making and dancing easily took up our full hour.

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