Incorporate a brain break into your ELA block, story time, or any time your students need a wiggle break. The Baby BeeBee Bird by Diane Redfield Massie is a fun book to read full of so many animals making such fun sounds, while teaching how our actions can have an affect on others. This book translated into a high-energy, 3 1/2 page yoga sequence. This will get your children or students up and moving this way and that with forward bends, back arches, side stretches, and more as well as including lion breaths, calming breaths and of course, Savasana, or resting corpse pose at the end. This would be a great sequence to do on those inside recess days or on long testing days.
Pictures can be easily displayed on an interactive white board or document camera. The Boardmaker pictures are easily accessible and recognizable by children across grade levels and abilities.
This activity can be done following a read aloud of this book or, if your students/children are familiar with this story, do it as a quick brain break and sequence review while teaching them to calm their body and mind as well.