Daily Dare – 01

Energy Yoga for Cosmic Kids

Materials Required: Computer with internet access; space to stretch.
Best for: Kids 3 to 11
Skills Developed: Body awareness; coordination; mindfulness; perseverance. 
Independent Activity
A great way to get kids moving, even in smaller spaces. This yoga session is high energy and is a great way to get active indoors. Looking for yoga for an older audience? Check this out.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Materials Required:
 Computer with internet access; drawing paper; pens/markers/crayons/pencils.
Best for: Kids age 5 and up
Skills Developed: Perseverance, listening, spatial awareness. 
Independent Activity
Award-winning author and illustrator Mo Willems (the magic behind the Elephant & Piggie series) invites kids to join him to learn to draw their favorite characters from his collection of children’s books through this fun video series. Kids can draw with him, ask questions and send in their art to be shared with this worldwide audience! Live sessions run each weekday at 1pm and videos from each session are available on youtube. Thanks to the Kennedy Center for making this possible! Looking for drawing workshops for an older or more advanced audience? Check out these free sessions from MOMA.

The Worry Tree

Materials Required: Ability to print the document, crayons, pencils, markers.
Best for: Kids 6 to 10
Skills Developed: Emotional awareness, self-expression.
This activity requires an adult to lead and support
This printable guide is a great way for parents/supportive adults to help kids name, explain and explore feelings of anxiety and stress. The guide includes questions to help get the conversation started.

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