Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dragon Breathing

In kindergarten this week, we focused on how to calm ourselves down.  We talked about how sometimes our heart starts pounding and we feel like we cannot control ourselves.  One way to help us chill out is by dragon breathing.  To take a dragon breath, we breathe in deep through our nose, hold it for a few seconds, then release a hot fiery breath from our mouths.  To aid in the visualization of this, we created dragon breathers!

This simple idea was inspired by a fellow pinner and easy to follow instructions are located on her blog.  For my purposes, I bought a bunch of green party cups, puff balls, googly eyes, and tissue paper.  We constructed our dragon breathers step-by-step together.  When students breathe out through their mouth and through the hole in the bottom of the cup, the fiery tissue paper flutters around.

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