Instructor: Nicole Amuzu

Community: Pre-K

Plan Creation Date: May 30, 2011

Principle/Lesson Goal: Grounding

Lesson Plan:


  • Belly Breathing: Lie on your back feeling the weight of your body on the floor. Make all of your limbs heavy, your head, back, arms and legs. Imagine you are a really heavy rock that sinks deep into the ground.


  • Mountain: Imagine yourself as a majestic snow-capped mountain. Stand tall with your body activated and strong. Nothing can move you. You are grounded.
  • Roots: With your body activated, your feet grounded and your eyes closed, circle your body right and left like a spiral. Notice how grounded your feet are on each corner. What are you circling around?
  • Star: From Mountain, take your feet wide apart, point your toes straight ahead and activate your legs making your body strong and grounded. Take your arms out to the sides and activate your fingers. You are a strong shining star in the sky. You are the brightest star. 
  • Woodchopper: Standing with your legs hip-width apart, take your arms over your head and pretend like you’re holding an ax. With your body grounded and balanced swing your ax through your legs, chopping the wood below as hard as you can, making a loud “Huh!” sound at the same time.
  • Block Creek: Keeping your body strong and balanced, imagine you’re walking across some rocks in a creek with a strong current. Some of the rocks might be slippery so make sure you have a good grip with your feet before stepping with all your weight on the stone. Let your friends help you across if you have trouble alone.


One-minute Exploration: Imagine you’re climbing a tall mountain and you have to use all your strength to push yourself to the top of the mountain. Once you finally reach the top and feel that sense of pride for accomplishing the task what do you see and how do you feel?

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