Some children, even adults may be afraid of insects. Would you like to introduce these insects closely through kids yoga? In this way, you can make children more emphatic. Do not forget to prepare the pictures of the relevant insects before bugs and insects yoga!
Bugs and Insects Yoga
Ants (Knee Hugging: Lying back we draw our knees up and give them a big hug) don’t have ears. They hear by feeling vibrations in the ground through their feet. An ant can lift 20 times its own body weight. If a second grader was as strong as an ant, she would be able to pick up a car! Some queen ants can live for many years and have millions of babies.
Aphids (Child Pose: Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body) are small bugs which feed on plants. Aphids cause more plant damage than any other insects. They can travel far in the air. For example, the lettuce aphid spread from New Zealand to Tasmania. Most aphids have soft bodies, which may be green, black, brown, pink or almost colorless.
Bees (Bee Breaths: Taking a deep breath in, we close our ears and eyes and hum a buzzy bumble bee breath out) have five eyes and six legs. Honeybees harvest nectar and pollen from flowering plants. Male bees do not have a stinger. Worker bees are females. Honeybees live in large groups called colonies. An average beehive can hold around 50,000 bees.
Butterflies (Butterfly: Sitting tall, bring the soles of your feet in touch and flutter your knees up and down like a butterfly’s wings) have four wings. Most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers. They attach their legs to leaves with a special glue. A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up four parts: egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and adult.
Caterpillars (Ashtanganasana: Coming on all fours, shift your shoulders and heart beyond your fingertips. Lower your chest and chin to the earth, keeping your elbows in at your side and tailbone lifting toward the ceiling. Press down firmly through the palms of the hands, keeping the shoulder heads lifted as you continue to soften the place between the shoulder blades.) have two antennae on their heads. Most caterpillars eat plants. They eat constantly so that they can grow. They grow up and change into butterflies and moths. They can be lots of different colors and are usually the same color as their habitat.
Dragonflies (Dragonfly: Lie on your tummy, legs out long. Hands flat beneath your shoulders. Lift up one leg as much as you can, bending from the knee. You can use the other foot to wedge the top leg up to help it stay there) don’t sting and generally don’t bite people. They have been around 300 million years. They have long bodies, transparent wings, and large eyes. Despite having six legs, they don’t walk very well. They are great flyers, however. They are some of the fastest flying insects in the world. They like to live in warm climates and near the water.
Grasshoppers (Frog: Crouch down up on your toes, with your knees out wide and use your hands for balance.) have two antennae, six legs, two pairs of wings and small little pinchers to tear off food such as grasses, leaves and cereal crops. Some species of grasshopper species make noises by either rubbing their back legs against the forewings or body, or by snapping their wings when flying. They can jump about 25cm high and around 1 meter long.
Ladybugs (Happy Baby: Lying on our backs, we bend our knees and take hold of our feet, keeping the soles of our feet facing up to the sky) may consume 5,000 aphids in its life. They are also known as lady beetles. They come in many different colors and patterns. But the most familiar is the seven-spotted ladybug with its shiny, red and black body. In many cultures, ladybugs are considered good luck.
Praying Mantis (Chair: Standing with your feet together, or a little apart, bend your knees and lift your arms) gets its name because it has very long front legs that they hold in a position that reminds people of praying. They eat mainly insects and other small animals. They have long necks topped by a triangular head. They are well-camouflaged, adapting colors that help them blend with plants.
Spiders (Spider: Standing with your legs as wide as your shoulders, bend your knees to place your hands inside your feet. Walk your fingers around the back of your feet, like tickly spiders until they are on the outside of your feet, crouching down, resting your legs over your arms like a spider) have 8 legs. They are found on every continent of the world except Antarctica. Most spiders make silk which they use to create spider webs capture prey. Most spiders are harmless to humans, but a few spider species can bite humans and inject venom.
Stag beetles (Deer: Sitting tall, legs out long, we bend one knee up. We hug that knee, then placing our hand behind us, bring our other elbow round to the outside of the knee, looking back over our shoulder) can fly. they are one of the most spectacular insects. The male’s large jaws look just like the antlers of a stag. Despite their often fearsome appearance, they are not aggressive to humans. Female stag beetles are usually smaller than the males.