Your Yoga Game of the Month is :
Sitting on a Chicken
Children cheer when they know the Chicken Game is on the timetable.
ABOUT THIS GAME
AGE: 7-11 years (Years 3 - 6)
POSTURES: Good Sitting
SKILLS: Focusing, Self Control
RESOURCES: 3 small laminated chicken cards
❯ Can I sit quietly in Good Sitting with straight back and my fingers and thumbs touching?
WHAT TO DO
The children are on mats in ‘Good Sitting’.
Ask another adult to find three children who deserve to be sitting on a chicken card by virtue of:
•Thumb and index finger touching
•Warm friendly smile
Your adult helper gives the chosen three each a small (A7) laminated chicken card. While this is happening you are ‘hiding your eyes’
Your task is then to return to the circle to guess who is sitting on a chicken.
The older the year group the more they will try to bluff, for example by not smiling, which is great fun, yet in a quiet way.