Stuck inside during this COLD weather

Stuck inside during this COLD weather

We have a few activities for you to try at home!

1.  Yoga:

Our kids LOVE to do yoga–it releases energy, it teaches them about their bodies and how they breathe.  A few of the center favorites are…

A.  The Butterfly Pose

Begin sitting with your spine straight and your legs “criss cross applesauce”

Bring the bottoms of your feet to touch and bring your fingers up to your head

Gently bounce your knees to flap your butterfly wings and move your fingers to wiggle your butterfly antennae.

B. 3 Legged Dog Pose

Begin in downward dog.  Lift one leg, hold, then lower with an exhale; repeat with the opposite leg

C.  Kite Pose

Begin in Star Pose

Stand tall with your legs spread wide

Reach your arms out to either side

Keeping your neck and spine straight, tip your star to one side, balancing on one leg for as long as you can.

Return to star pose with both feet on the floor.

Tip your star to the other side and hold it with your leg firmly on the floor.

D. Crocodile Pose

Lie flat on the floor on your stomach.  Your arms should be in front of you with your elbows just in front of your shoulders.  Widen your legs so they are open and roll your feet so that your heels are pointed in and your entire leg is in contact with the floor.

Lift up your chest and bend your elbows to clash each elbow with the opposite palm.

Tuck your chin and gently rest your forehead on your arms. Reposition your body if you need to.


2. Wizard’s Brew: compliments of Usborne

Fill the jar 1/2 way with vinegar, have them add a few drops of food coloring and glitter (if you desire).  Stir in a dallop of dishsoap and place it on a tray.  Add a heaping teaspoon of baking soda, then sit back and let the foaming begin.

3. Shaving Cream Art

Put shaving cream in a shallow pan. Use an eye dropper to add paint to the shaving cream.

Use the back of the brush to swirl the paint and shaving cream

Place a piece of paper on top of the shaving cream, then wiped away excess from the paper using a popsicle stick.

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