Toe-ga in German
Take a large Ziploc bag of pompoms of various sizes and colors and pour them into the center of your circle or class area. Everyone starts on their mat. When the song begins, the class runs to the pompoms, grabs them with their toes, and takes them back to their mat. We like to have the kids place their hands on their thighs while the song is gearing up and we bend our knees and chant “TOE-GA… TOE-GA…” while they are waiting for the “GO.” Then, they put their hands in reverse Namaste to give them that extra stretch AND to keep them from cheating. At the end, we never have a real winner… we always say: “Everyone’s a winner!”
Great for focus and developing foot strength and dexterity. It’s also great for high energy classes.