to act out movements without language
|1||armadillo picture||per whole group|
|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|
- Gather materials.
- Print supporting media.
- Totetude Yoga Warm-up
- Show the learners a picture of an armadillo and discuss what they see.
- Discuss interesting facts about armadillos: a) Frightened armadillos can jump 3 to 4 feet in the air; b) Armadillos are excellent swimmers and diggers; c) Armadillos can hold their breath for up to 6 minutes; d) Armadillos mostly eat ants and insects; e) Armadillos protect themselves with the bony shield on their back; and f) Armadillos have poor eyesight.
- Play soothing music and have the learners move around their space as an armadillo.
- To clam 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 movements of an armadillo.
- I am able to remember activities that calm me down.
- I am able to position myself without bothering others.