As I shared with our first set of printable Body Shape Cards (click the link to download), making body shapes has always been a popular activity with the children I have taught and my own kids.
The activity is simple to do – use your body to make a series of shapes. It’s great for developing spatial and body awareness, body control, co-ordination and balance. And it requires a good dose of concentration and problem solving too.
Today I am sharing a new set of printable body shape cards that take inspiration from yoga poses commonly used in yoga for kids. This also makes them a handy resource for teaching mindfulness to your children, and they are also a great tool for classroom brain breaks for kids aged seven and up.
The cards show silhouettes of figures in a range of yoga poses. To play, you simply show a card to your child or group of children, inviting them to use their bodies to try to replicate the figure. It’s trickier than it looks, making them most suitable for use with primary/elementary school aged children.
As well as being useful in the classroom, they can also totally be used in the home or with a range of community groups.
Printing Your Yoga Poses Cards
Click here to download: Yoga Poses and Body Shapes Cards. Save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF and print the page you require. When printing, select “Fit to printable area” (or similar) to ensure the page fits with your printer type and local paper size (these have been created at A4 size). I suggest printing onto card stock or matte photo paper. Laminate the printed cards for durability. Punch and store on a ring for easy use.
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Please note: All Childhood 101 printables are for personal use only, you may not use any part of this content for commercial purposes-that includes selling the document, giving it away to promote your business or website, or printing the file to sell. You may not share, loan or redistribute these documents. Teachers may use multiple copies for students in their own classroom.
RELATED: Be sure to check out our full collection of yoga for kids ideas.