Here at YIMS we’ve been busy collecting and compiling yoga games to include in our soon to be released Yoga Games Galore book. One of the games we love and are including in the book is Yoga Memory. The very day we were adding it, Janet Williams of Childrens Yoga Books got in touch telling me about Yoga Match: A Memory & Movement Card Game. (Gotta luv serendipity.)
Played like concentration or Memory, Yoga Match involves flipping over two cards at a time in order to find a match. If you find a match you do victory pose. If you don’t find a match you do both poses, then flip the cards back over and try again.
As you can guess kids LOVE Yoga Match. It’s familiar rules allow them to jump right into playing the game. The challenge of finding a match is wonderful for developing concentration, recognition and recall. Adding the yoga element allows for active learning promoting strength, flexibility, creative expression, cognition and self-regulation.
The deck is comprised of 30 cards (15 yoga poses) plus one instructional card. The game can be played individually or in teams making it adaptable to various size groups in the home or classroom/studio. Bonus is that you can always use the cards themselves as a yoga card deck for any number of other activities which require visuals as a teaching aid.
Things I like about Yoga Match:
- familiar rules get you playing right away
- charming illustrations of both a boy & girl doing the poses
- easy to transport – pop in your purse/pocket
- sturdy cards can take a lot of use
I’m definitely looking forward to using this game with my kids and teen yoga classes this fall and know it will be a class fave.
You can purchase Yoga Match from Childrens Yoga Books online store for $19.99 CAD (a current savings of $6.00).
How to Enter the Giveaway
We are giving away one Yoga Match: A Memory & Movement Card Game. Enjoy any of these ways to enter. Enter often and share the #kidsyoga love.
- Leave a comment with your fave yoga game
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Contest closes Friday, Aug 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm MDT
Winner will be contacted via e-mail and their name will be posted. You’ll have 24 hours to claim your prize before another winner is chosen. Winner’s e-mail address will be shared with Childrens Yoga Books for administrative purposes only.
Disclaimer: I am in no way reimbursed for this review. Product was generously provided for the review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own.
Read my review of Janet’s book What I See, I Can Be – a lovely guided yoga flow for children.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jen Mueller the winner of Yoga Match Game. Watch for more give aways coming this fall.