to act out movements without language
|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|
- Totetude Crocodile Photo [JPEG Image, 770 KB]
- Totetude Yoga Warm-up [Totetude resource link]
- Crocodiles Photo [External link]
- Gather materials.
- Print Crocodiles Photo.
- Print Totetude Yoga Warm-up (optional).
- Totetude Yoga Warm-up
- Show the learners a picture of a crocodile and discuss what they see.
- 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.
- Play soothing music and have the learners move around their space as a crocodile.
- 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.
- 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.