Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Creative Ways to Play with Movement: Creating Your Own Movement Gallery

By Brittiney George, BS, CRS, CEIM

A fun way to explore movement is to create your own Grab bag of Movement.  Start by creating a list of all of the movements or activities that you enjoy doing, add in a few activities you would like to try, and maybe even some movements you have to do but tend to avoid (I put yardwork or cleaning in this category).  Think of this list as your grab bag of activities, a way to playfully move every day.   Once you have your list, now it is time to let your creative energy flow. It can be as simple as cutting up your lists into individual slips of paper, popping them in a bag, and choosing a new slip of paper/activity each day to try.  Another option is using paint pens or markers to put your activity names on glass beads, stones, wood, whatever object you would like and choose one daily.  If you are drawn to images and color adding both to your activity ideas can help to bring energy and life to what might feel like routine movement.  You can add color, fancy fonts, or doodles around the words on your list before you cut them up or pick images you love and paste them to cardboard and make movement card decks.  Use any medium you want that makes it fun for you.  The options are endless.  Think of what inspires you, and use that energy to create your own personal Grab Bag of Movement.  Enjoy!

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