Looking at Pictures: Story Making and Kids Yoga Poses

 

by Sydney Solis

Hey Kids!

The Queen of Bohemia Says, "Let's Play 'I Spy!'"

Look at these pictures below! What do you see? Let's make a story and put it to yoga!

Olfert Dapper, Description de l'Afrique, 1686

[2sIf is_user_logged_in()] • How many images do you see that you can make animals yoga poses with? What animal yoga poses do you know? Make a list! Or make up any movement you like to illustrate the image. Make noises!

• Tell about the animals you see in the picture. What do you think is going on? Tell a story about one or all of the animals.

• Tell the story while acting it out with yoga poses or other expressions!

HINT: Try lion pose, simhasana, tree pose, vrksasana, snake pose, bhujangasana! What could the flower be? Use your imagination! Use and move your body! Your Voice!

 

Now Look at this picture!

Francois Valentijn, Oud en Nieuw oost-Indien, 1724-26

Francois Valentijn, Oud en Nieuw oost-Indien, 1724-26

• What is going on here?

• What are those things?

• Tell a story! Have a beginning, middle and end.

• Put some yoga poses to it!

Be a Mermaid! Mermaid in Spanish is Sirena, where we get the word Sirens, which is another word for Mermaid!

Be a Mermaid! Mermaid in Spanish is Sirena, where we get the word Sirens, which is another word for Mermaid!

Now look at this picture! What animals and other things do you see? What is going on here?

John Curtis, British Entomology, 1823-40.

John Curtis, British Entomology, 1823-40.

• Try out some yoga poses to go with this picture! Dog, Cow, Woman, Goose, Tree.

• Take a Sleepytime Yoga Siesta and imagine in your head what is going on in this story! Who is the story about? Who is the main character? What happened? Why? What does each character want? Is there a problem? What's going to happen next? How is it going to end?

• Tell this story out loud and point to the pictures in the story as you tell it!

WOW! What's going on in THIS picture? What yoga poses can you use or make up? Fish pose! Matsyasana! Boat Pose![/2sIf]

Sea Monsters. Congrad Gessner, Icones Animalium, 1560

Sea Monsters. Conrad Gessner, Icones Animalium, 1560 What's going on in THIS picture? Now what happened?

2018-01-03T00:23:37-05:00December 20th, 2014|Just for Kids|

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