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Mindfulness Through Mandalas

Today’s yoga class was wonderful! I was looking for something new and interesting to do and I found this article about making mandalas on The Kid’s Yoga Resource website. We arranged our mats in a big circle (for those without mats, we marked off a mat-sized area for them to sit) and placed paper plates … Continue reading

Yoga Through Storytelling

My last few child/parent yoga classes at the after school program have been a success – I have discovered that a great way to holding the kids’ attention is through storytelling. For example, the week before Halloween, my yoga class took a spooky, imaginary walk around the neighborhood, encountering gnarly trees with black cats in … Continue reading

Comic Book Storytelling

My first graders made their very own comic books for the Friday class project last week. I borrowed the activity from my dad, Jeff Weigel, who is a talented illustrator and Children’s book author, among other things. When he makes appearances at libraries and schools, he has a small arsenal of comic book storytelling activities … Continue reading

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