Who could better benefit from this aspect of play than someone going through chemotherapy? In the practice, the patient and I would play a few different movement-based games. The first game, the patient and I will take turns naming words that describe or make us think of play. Words like jump, jiggle, laugh, kick, skip, hop-scotch (which are the words I used to inspire movement in the first video). Then we will put music on and dance, using these words, as seen in the first video.
Then we will play a game called freeze dance. All we have to do is put music on and when the music is paused, the movement ceases. Someone not playing the game must push play and pause in order to make the game fair. In the second video, I recruited my boyfriend to assist with this game.
Finally, we will take a bit more of a serious tone to complete the last exercise. We will conduct a short series of stretches to help our bodies feel good, which I have not recorded because it will be different for each patient. The stretches will be based off what the patient expresses to me about how they are feeling that day, what they feel needs a bit of attention, and what will make them feel better throughout the day.