These pose cards follow along with the book, Love From the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Easy to use, while also providing some options, this resource is great for Valentine's Day! Fun, educational, and provides movement indoors (which is great for winter when the weather is less than cooperative!)
In addition to the 12 yoga poses that follow the book or are theme related, there is also a Rest & Relax (rest ready pose) at the end of the pose card deck for a few minutes of quiet and calming. There are three versions of a basic spinner game. One version has everything -- names of the poses spelled out, pictures of the poses for visual cues, plus a small picture of the pose (from the pose card deck). One version has names of the poses and the clipart to go with it. A third version simply has the words. The last two versions are great for working on memory skills.
The pose set includes:
13 pose card cards
1 cover card
1 card “How to Use These Cards”
1 card with some basic information about the Yogalore curriculum
1 Rest & Relax card
3 blank cards for your use if needed to add to your lesson plan
Other Suggestions for Use:
1. For physical activity on a rainy or inclement day
2. As a break between tests or focused activity
3. As a focusing activity prior to testing
4. Time filler between activities
5. A lesson plan for a substitute
6. A "just in case" activity to have on hand
7. For a class-motivating activity; end-of-the-day activity
9. For a more one-on-one activity, in a therapeutic setting
10. As a family activity to do at home
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, but I also have a set to use with the children)
*Cut and store in a recipe-type storage box
*Cut and keep 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.
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
Studies have shown that teaching during movement helps strengthen learning, improve memory and retrieval of information and increase motivation and morale!!!!
*****Printing Tips & Options*******
Each yoga pose 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). That being said, you can adjust the size in your printer settings to customize the cards for your needs. The spinner games are designed for one spinner on a standard 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.
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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 & Additional Yoga Posters
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