Yoga shapes can easily lend themselves to early math learning. By simply looking around, you and the children you teach can search for shapes. "What shape is the door?" "Can anyone find a circle?"
By first reviewing shapes, counting their sides, and practicing these early geometry and arithmetic skills, children are connecting with math concepts in a fun, tangible, accessible way.
When you strike a pose, look for the shapes in them. In mountain pose, I always think about the body as a straight line - a foundation of most shapes!
Make funny, unique monsters out of shapes.
Talk about how different shapes can be used for body parts of your monster! Triangles can be teeth, circles for eyes or even octagons for noses!Materials:
Tip! For larger groups or younger children, we recommend pre-cutting various shapes out of construction paper. Cut out shapes in various colors and sizes to make funky-colored monsters.
This activity packet is perfect for educators, parents, clinicians, or camp/community groups.