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"If I Were a Mermaid" is a delightful short story written by a friend of mine who kindly allowed me to use it for my lesson plans and, yes, share with you. She and her daughter wrote the book and did the illustrations together as an afternoon project.
This item is part of my Rest & Relax series, and with the calming blues and greens, it's the perfect calming activity. The story is at the beginning of the card set, followed by yoga poses that go along with the story that make up the middle of the card set.
The end of the pose set includes a Rest & Relax guided visualization that gives younger children the ability to use their imaginations and picture the story in their mind as well as relax, but can also be used for older children as an example of creative writing and writing with description using the senses.
And lastly there is one blank card (not shown in preview) which can be used for several different activities. For younger children, they can draw or describe additional yoga poses or older children can possibly write their own guided visualization as a writing activity. You may want to use the cards yourself to write down additional activities that go with this pose card and story set.
This set includes:
1 cover card
2 components and "how to use" cards
1 component card (Moving & Grooving)
8 story cards
10 yoga pose cards
5 Rest & Relax/Rest-Ready cards
1 blank cards to add poses or activities
28 cards total, printed on 7 pages (on 8.5 x 11" paper)
Ways To Organize:
Keep them uncut and put in sheet protectors (this is what I do -- I print 16 on a page and use them at-a-glance during my classes)
Cut and put in a recipe-type storage box
Cut and put on a ring for easy access and usage
Cut and laminate for durability
You can also download to your tablet/mobile device to always have on hand in addition to/instead of printing. When on a tablet or phone, it is exactly like an eBook, followed by the yoga poses and then Rest & Relax/guided visualization.
Yoga has so many benefits, including but not limited to:
Relaxes and alleviates stress
Builds self-confidence and self-esteem
Increases physical activity
Builds strength, balance, and coordination
Increases ability to focus
Increases body awareness and overall muscle tone
*****Printing Tips & Options*******
Each card is approximately 3.75"W x 4.75"H in size (designed for 4 cards fit on a standard 8.5" x 11" piece of paper). Each "card" is a separate image, so if you are printing, you MUST adjust your printer settings to have more than one card on a page.
You can print more on a page for smaller cards (drop down menu in "More settings" where it says "Pages per sheet") and it will give you other options for how many cards you would like on a sheet.
NOTE: I recommend printing cards on white cardstock. I use the cards for class and the kids love them (many of them are featured on the pose cards!)
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