In our house we love playing family games, and they do tend to get addictive. By the time we’ve played them over and over, we feel the need to get creative and add our own rules and change the game to become even more fun!
Also, being a teacher I just cannot help myself and the possibilities become endless, meaning that we spend hours playing, using imagination and spending more quality time together as a family.
Let’s be honest, most of us have at least one Jenga or version of wooden block game that we can get creative with. So, during lockdown, why not drag it out the cupboard, wipe off the dust, and combine yoga and Jenga together?!
There are so many different ways I have tried to combine the two, but here are my top two favourites!
Get the kids to paint the Jenga bricks in the colours of the yoga cards; red, light blue, dark blue and green.
Then, stack them as you normally would in whichever creative way you like; it could be the same colours together, or make a funky pattern!
Play the game by each taking it in turns to take out a brick, when you take the brick out, choose a correlating colour yoga card and all do the pose you choose! How many can you complete before the pile of bricks collapse?
Stick coloured dots on the side of the Jenga bricks to match the colours of the cards.
This time, when you choose a brick, place it in front of you. When the bricks fall down, look through your pile, and choose a yoga card for each coloured dot you have, creating your own Jenga yoga flow! Why not try someone else’s and see what they have created too? Which flow do you prefer?
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About Vicki Readings
Vicki Readings is a Mini Me Yoga Ambassador for Mini Me Yoga Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire. As a trained Counsellor, Vicki has a passion and focus on well-being and mental health. Alongside this, Vicki is a trained Primary School Teacher and part of the International and UK team, working with schools and professionals to provide children and staff with tools and techniques to support their well-being and allow them to be less pressured.
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