Explore the wildlife that lives in the Sahara Desert with a game of tag using animal-themed yoga poses! This game is best played in an open space, where kids are able to move their bodies freely. Try this game in a gym or yoga studio when kids can’t go outside, or play it in a grassy outdoor area.

Enjoy two different ways to play this game of yoga tag:

  • Standard Game of Tag: Children freeze in desert yoga poses when tagged.
  • Cooperative Game of Tag: Frozen children are released from their pose when two free children join hands over the frozen child to create a a sun shelter.

Remind children that they can switch poses while frozen!

For more units on the diverse land of Africa, check out our African Adventure lesson plan!

Here are 7 themed yoga poses for animals that live in the Sahara Desert, a little trivia about each one:

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