Activity to Explore:
- Have a few of your students make shapes with their bodies. (Remind them they can make angles, curves and straight lines with their arms, legs, knees, hips, back, etc.)
- Next, have a few more students try to "fit" into the empty spaces (in dance we call this negative space.) Encourage them to complement the shape. It is not about sticking an arm through a space but finding a way to highlight and draw attention to the space. For example, when I was practicing Downward Facing Dog ( a yoga movement that creates a large upside down "V" with the body) my daughter rolled underneath me in a tucked in ball shape. She created a curve under my angle.
- If you have permission from parents, take pictures of your exploration.
Have fun exploring with the the children in your life!