Incorporate a brain break into your ELA block, story time, or anytime your students need to stretch and refocus. The Mitten by Jan Brett is a wonderful winter time story in which Nicki looses his brand new mitten in the snow but before he finds it, several woodland aniamls find it to be a comfy place to rest and stay warm. Your students can retell the story as they act out a yoga pose for each animal character.
The Boardmaker pictures can be printed or easily displayed on an interactive white board or document camera and are appropriate and accessible for students of varying abilities and multiple grade levels.
Do this fun activity following a read aloud of this book or, if your students/children are familiar with this story, do it as a quick brain break, retell, and sequence review.