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Activity: Crocodile

Objective:

to act out movements without language

Materials:

1 small piece of material or scarf  per learner
1 small toy or wooden block  per learner
(Optional)  1 soothing music  per whole group
(Optional)  1 audio device  per whole group

Supporting Media:

Prep:

  • Gather materials.
  • Print Crocodiles Photo.
  • Print Totetude Yoga Warm-up (optional).

Instructions:

  1. Totetude Yoga Warm-up
  2. Show the learners a picture of a crocodile and discuss what they see.
  3. Discuss interesting facts about crocodiles:  a) Crocodiles have the strongest bite of any animal in the world; b) Crocodiles eat fish, birds, and other animals; c) A mother crocodile can carry her young inside her mouth; d) Crocodiles live in warm areas with both land and water nearby; and e) Crocodiles swish their tails from side to side to move forward in the water.
  4. Play soothing music and have the learners move around their space as a crocodile.
  5. To calm down, have the learners find a spot on the floor and lie down.  Practice breathing with a small toy or wooden block on their chest.  Have them watch as the toy rises and falls with each breath.

Reflections:

  • I am able to act out the movements of a crocodile.
  • I am able to calm myself.
  • I am able to position myself without bothering others.

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Time:

Prep
0-15 minutes
Engagement
20-30 minutes
Cleanup
0-10 minutes

Location:

  • Open Area

Meta:

Theme
Feeling
Multiple Intelligence
Bodily-Kinesthetic
Bloom Taxonomy
Create
Instructional Strategy
Experiential Learning
Subject
Physical Education and Health

Did you try this activity ? How did it go ?

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