When the weather limits our time outside, stir crazy energy can make children, and parents, feel restless.
Are you stuck inside due to inclement weather? How are you meeting your children’s energy? It is wise to be proactive and encourage gross motor movement throughout the day to break up screen time and sedentary activities.
However, what happens once you have checked off YouTube dance videos, obstacle courses and forts from your list? What happens when parents need a break and the kids need to transition into a rest/quiet time?
Our Move Mindfully® Snow Day Routine offers the perfect compliment to high intensity indoor activities. The Snow Day Routine incorporates both energizing and calming movements to bring higher energy back into balance. Topped off with a scripted relaxation, this sequence is sure to ease everyone into rest time.
Snow Day Routine
Featuring the Move Mindfully® Card Deck
- Find a tall, strong, snow covered Mountain.
- Reach up high to the sky in Upward Mountain.
- Fold Forward slowly like Snowflakes gently falling to the ground.
(Repeat first three movements 3x)
- Press your hands and feet into the ground in Down Dog – stretch your body! Imagine making footprints and handprints in the snow.
- Move into Child’s Pose, but today we are a Polar Bear cuddled in the snow – cover your nose with your Polar Bear paws to feel the warmth of your breath in your hands.
- Stay here for a few breaths or come to your back and imagine making Snow Angels by sweeping your arms up and down by your sides until you stay so still you can imagine hearing the snowflakes fall – can you catch a snowflake on your tongue?
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