Practice counting while learning yoga poses for kids in this move it game yoga-style!
When my daughter was home sick recently, she spent the morning on the couch, watching TV. By lunchtime, I knew we had to do something active to get her body moving. She was getting lethargic, even for a sick kiddo.
We couldn’t go outside due to a recent heavy snowstorm, so I thought we could play a fun yoga game inside to lift her spirits. I brought out a deck of yoga pose cards. Since we’ve been reinforcing math games at home, I also brought out a pack of number flash cards, as well.
With the deck of yoga cards and number flash cards, we made up a Move It Game using yoga cards. Try this fun and easy yoga game to help your children get their wiggles out when you’re stuck indoors!
How to Play a Move It Game with Yoga Pose Cards
- Grab a deck of yoga pose cards. Take out just the cards that have yoga poses on them.
- Grab a deck of number flashcards and pull out 1 to 20—or make your own 1 to 20 number cards using notecards.
- Make a pile of yoga pose cards and another pile of number cards, all face down on the table.
- The first player flips over a yoga pose card and a number card then practices that yoga pose while counting to the number on the other card.
For example: The player chooses a Child’s Pose card and a number 5. She would practice Child’s Pose while counting “1, 2, 3, 4, 5.”
- The second player then flips over a yoga pose card and a number card then practices that yoga pose while counting to the number on their card.
- Play continues for as long as you like, as you work through the decks, counting and practicing poses.
- Use only numbers 1-5 or 1-10 for younger learners.
- Use an addition or subtraction flash card deck instead.
- Choose two number cards and add (or subtract or multiply) them.
This game was adapted from the Move It! Game described on page 108 of 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (Amazon affiliate) by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vij. I highly recommend this book if you’re looking for fun learning activities to teach reading, writing, and math concepts in a meaningful and engaging way. The authors are both experienced elementary teachers and share their educational ideas on TheEducatorsSpinOnIt.com to millions of parents and teachers worldwide. On a personal note, they are good people, and I’m biased about supporting like-minded, hard-working, passionate teacher authors. Their learning games book is available on Amazon or at major bookstores.
Check Out Our Yoga Card Games for Kids
Are you looking for an engaging and interactive way to bring yoga to your children?
Yoga card games are a fun and easy way to get children moving and practicing yoga through play.
Yoga Card Games for Kids includes instructions for 15 games to play with the yoga cards available from Kids Yoga Stories.
These yoga card games are designed for children ages four to eight (preschool to third grade), but they could be adapted for younger or older children.
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