Some mornings I can tell we need to get a bit of The Wiggles out. Incidentally, my kids no longer like they song (which is a bummer because I loved it). So I needed a quick and easy way to get them moving a bit before we get started. Of course, I remembered my construction movement cards! We are still in a big Pokemon phase so why not make some Pokemon movement cards.
Overall, we don’t deal with a lot of wiggly issues. We’ve started taking breaks – a lot of them. I find that letting them take a short break every hour, or every less, really helps with their focus. We also tend to break up our days with some work in the morning and some in the afternoon. But there are some days where they just have so much energy. I wish I could tell them to take a run around the house a few times (I remember doing that as a kid!). But we live in a fenced area and that would actually end up being quite a run!
So we try activities we can do in the house, especially quick ones. Yoga poses can be great. Simon says. And movement cards.
They also have a tendency to fight against obvious attempts at stealing their energy. But they can hardly resist Pokemon for any reason. So why not use that to my advantage, right?
What’s in the Pokemon Movement Cards set?
Jump like Pikachu
Swing your tail like Charmander
Crouch like Diglett
Snap your claws like Kingler
Charge like Tauros
Wiggle like Wheedle
Flap like Venomoth
Raise your arms like Mankey
Admittedly, they all just wanted to be Pikachu. They would just jump and repeat “Pika, pika” over and over. I guess they were still getting their wiggles out, right?