HomeSTRETCH Of The Year? Just Namaste
Type of technology: Video
SAMR Model Rating: Augmentation/Modification
Grade level: TK, Kindergarten, First-?
Subject area: Physical Education and Story Telling
Description of the lesson taught:
Are your students getting spring fever? Are you counting down the days until summer? Do your students need a brain break?
At this time of the year there are so many school events, and testing, both students and teachers are in need of the perfect brain break. Look no further than Cosmic Kids Yoga for this homeSTRETCH.
I teach Kindergarten so we frequently use singing, and movement to help us learn. My squirmy worms are in need of an engaging, physical mental break throughout the school day. The great thing about Cosmic Yoga Kids is it is healthy calming movement that helps students to focus, follow directions and leads the students through an interactive adventure story. My students LOVE Cosmic Kids Yoda and request it often.
Teacher to teacher, you may find it initially odd and cheesy. A grown woman with an accent is telling elaborate stories in onezie PJ’s in front of a green screen scenery. But I promise you your students will love moving along for yoga, stories and fun! Your kiddos will also look adorable doing it.
All you need is youtube to access Cosmic Kids Yoga. Full episodes are free online. The episodes range from 10-20 minutes. We usually split the story/exercise over a few days if it’s longer. I have only used it in Primary, but I do not see why it can’t be great for a testing break or indoor recess for older students too. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Cosmic Kids Yoga is an engaging an interactive way to get students moving in the classroom. Get ready for the secret yoga code word and bring some Namaste to your classroom.