KINDERGARTEN IN MOTION

 

printable version

 

 

RELAXATION GAMES AND EXERCISES

 

 

 

 

 

Blow the Candle *

Concept:

Imagining to blow out a candle.

Variations:

Cool the soup

Blow through a straw

Inflate a balloon

Melt frosted window panes

Play the flute

Blow a dandelion

 

 

 

 

 

Hedgehog Massage

Materials:

Hedgehog massage ball

Concept:

Two children massage each other with a massage ball. “Find an exciting story what your hedgehog could be experiencing.” First ideas may be given by the teacher.

Ideas for a story:

 

Movements:

“A hedgehog weasels through the garden.”

 

Rubbing the ball up and down on the back.

“He sniffs on a plant and looks for worms.”

 

Spiral movements

“Suddenly he found something - a big apple.”

 

Quick circled movements

“He spikes the big apple on his back and continues his walk.”

 

Sliding the ball up and down with a little bit more pressure.

Variations:

Continue the story

Create own story

Use different massage equipment e.g. rolling pin, Swiss ball among others

 

 

 

 

 

My Cuddly Toy

Imagine, you lie very warm and comfortably on a blanket, arm in arm with your cuddly toy. It runs his hands over your head and arms. It whispers something in your ear. What could it say?....
You snuggle your “best friend” and appreciate its soft fur.
At the end, you lift your toy over your head and stretch yourself.

Variation:

Introduce your pet

 

My Cuddly Toy