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. Bring this game into any open space, like 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 animals that live in the Sahara Desert, a little trivia about each one, and a matching yoga pose: