The rainforest is always a popular theme with my students. These Yogalore Yoga & Movement Pose Cards and lesson plan are a creative and fun way to teach your students about the wonders of the rainforest. Moving helps children learn, plus they'll get all the benefits of yoga (see yoga benefits below).
Classic memory game for a rainforest theme. 12 images on one page; print two copies of each page for the memory game, for a total of 24 cards.
Prep: Print two copies of page to have a matching pair of images. Cut cards on lines provided (makes 12 cards per sheet). I like to round the corners for a more finished look. Laminate if desired.
To Play: Turn cards over face down and players turn over two cards with each turn they have. The goal is to find a pair of matching pictures.
Benefits of memory game for children:
· helps improve memory
· helps younger children identify objects both visually and verbally
· encourages taking turns and sharing
· can be played alone of with more than one player
· can be used as a quiet activity or for a theme related center
Yoga & Movement Cards and Lesson Plan
This card deck contains a full lesson plan including partner pose/group activity pose and sensory activity. Most of the yoga pose cards have interesting factoids that the children really enjoy and remember.
Uses for Yogalore Pose Card Decks:
1. You need a supplement for a lesson plan
2. As a transitional activity when you have some time to fill
3. For breaks before, during, after testing
4. When children have some extra energy or are having trouble focusing
5. During inclement weather and you’re stuck inside
6. Anytime you need a gross motor/physical activity
7. for children who have ADD or ADHD and need assistance with impulse control and staying engaged
8. They’re great to have on hand “just in case”
9. For home; makes a great family activity
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
download and keep on tablet or mobile device
About design and printing:
These cards were designed to be postcard size (4.25" x 5.5"), to fit four cards on a standard 8 1/2" x 11" sheet. To do this click on "more settings", then "multiple", and "4" from the drop-down menu. You can also print more or less on a page based on that drop-down menu and the small preview screen will show you what it will look like. I print my cards on white cardstock and have been very happy with the results.
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
Ability to focus
Increases body awareness
Included In This Deck:
40 cards total
1 cover card
2 components of Yogalore & How to Use cards
1 suggested lesson plan card
3 cards to separate elements
17 individual Moving & Grooving pose cards
5 Beginning Breaths pose cards
2 partner and group pose cards (one of each)
1 Creative/Sensory Exploration card
3 Rest & Relax cards (including short guided relaxation)
5 blank cards to add your own activities or poses to the card deck
If you have a question, please contact me -- I'm happy to answer any questions or clarify something.
Other resources by Yogalore:
Introduction to Yogalore/My Daddy Is a Pretzel – Yoga & Movement Pose Cards and Lesson Plan
VERY Simple Bug/Insect Activity Pages
If I Were a Mermaid: eBook with Yoga & Movement Pose Cards
Getting Rest-Ready: Calming Yoga Pose Cards by Yogalore
Yoga & Movement Pose Cards for Kids by Yogalore
Fall Lesson Plan – Yoga & Movement Pose Cards and Lesson Plan
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? – Yoga & Movement Pose Cards and Lesson Plan
The Rainforest – Yoga & Movement Pose Cards and Lesson Plan
Pose of the Week Poster and Pose Cards
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