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4/20-4/24/20 Spanish Lesson

Moving and stretching our bodies like different animals.   We will be trying out some animal yoga poses!

  • Activity: Animal Yoga - Yoga con animales

  • Songs:  Buenos Dias (Good Day) or Buenas Tardes (Good Afternoon)

  • Spanish Challenge:  big/large - grande; small - chico

  • Book:  My Friends Mis Amigos by Taro Gomi (www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EHUWeZbJMk&t=25swww.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv3Uo2-gggU&t=10s); I included read alouds of the book in both English and Spanish!  I hope you enjoy both versions...this is one of my favorite books!

  • Tres Palabras (Three vocabulary words):  estirar - stretch; respirar - breath; salta - jump

Instructions for Activity:  Today we will be doing animal yoga or yoga con animales.  The first step is to find or create a space where you can move your body, and stretch out your arms and legs without bumping into anything.  This activity can be done inside or outside.  The next step is to ask an adult to load the following video onto a computer or smart phone:

The video is all in Spanish, but the instructor uses pictures to introduce the animal pose you will be doing.  Here is a list of all the animal poses you can try out: 

  • la mariposa - butterfly

  • la rana - frog

  • la araña - spider

  • el gato - cat

  • la vaca - cow

  • el perro - dog

  • el león - lion

  • la tortuga - turtle

  • la serpiente - snake

When you are attempting to do the different yoga poses, it is very important to listen to your body.  If something hurts as you are attempting one of the poses, please stop, take a break, and breath.  Please do not hurt yourself during this exercise.  As you try a new animal pose, practice saying the name of the animal in Spanish like the instructor in the video.  It might be a good idea to watch the video first and then try some of the animal poses later.  My personal favorite pose to do was the lion - EL LEON!

Some of the materials you may need:

  • computer or smart phone

  • an open space to move your body

  • yoga mat (optional)

  • YouTube link (see above)

  • listening ears

Enjoy exploring animal yoga or yoga con animales!

Sr. Amador

Albuquerque Preschool Cooperative
606 Candelaria Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107 

(505) 344-0389