Yoga Bingo and Games

Are you working with students this summer and looking for a fun, movement based, activity? Or maybe you are already thinking about your first six weeks of school! Our Yoga Bingo cards offer an easy way to get everyone involved practicing yoga poses.

There is a lot to think about when teaching yoga poses and sometimes it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Yoga Bingo is great because the students are the leaders!

The leader chooses a movement instruction card, reads the cues and modes the pose. The rest of the class follows. Then, just like regular bingo, students will cover the pose if it appears on their board. Continue until someone calls, “Yoga Bingo!” The winning student then reads off each pose covered on the game board, while modeling the pose as well.

I loved using Yoga Bingo at the end of the year when the energy was crazy. My little yogis were finding it difficult to regulate with our normal routines. Yoga Bingo offered a fun, game-like, approach to our Mindful Movement. Once the game started, the energy shifted and the room calmed. I looked around the room and noticed serious, focused facial expressions. If you want to win, which everyone does, you have to stay focused and know the poses to cover.

I especially love that you can get students into a leadership position as the “caller”. I even chose two leaders: one to read the card and one to model the pose. This is a great option if you have a student that isn’t a strong reader or a student that might be hesitant to participate in the poses.

This activity would be great at the beginning of the year when you are working to develop vocabulary and teach the pose names. Also, it would be great to leave for a guest teacher.

I know I am keeping this effective and easy to implement game on hand! The set includes 30 bingo cards, 26 movement instruction cards and game instructions. Click here to buy it from our store.

Have you tried yoga based games? Do you think you could use this game in your work? Leave a Comment!

Educating through mindfulness and movement,
Stephanie Kennelly

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