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Best of 2013: Free Resources

I love writing kids yoga lesson plans.  Can you tell?  Once a teacher, always a teacher …

You will find loads of fun, interactive yoga sequences under the Free Resources tab.  Many of the articles include a downloadable lesson plan as well.  The themes that I love to write about are nature, seasonal, or country-specific.  You can introduce every new topic using movement and story to get your children excited about their new studies.  For example, try a jungle yoga sequence when you are studying the rainforest.  Or an farm animals-themed yoga sequence for studies of the farm.

Watch for our monthly Kids Yoga and Books articles as part of the Virtual Book Club for Kids.  Also, check out the Spanish Books and Kids Yoga monthly series with Spanish Playground.

The three most popular kids yoga sequences in 2013, according to Google Analytics, were Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Autumn.

Top 3 Free Resources in 2013

Thanksgiving Yoga

It is almost Thanksgiving here in the United States!  Thanksgiving is generally a time for getting together with family and friends to share meals and play games.  It can be a busy time of the year with lots of planning and cooking.

Another great way to celebrate Thanksgiving is through movement and storytelling.  This is a perfect activity to bring calm to your hectic days.  We have been living in United States for almost five years and have been enjoying the spectacular landscapes of this diverse country.  We are very grateful for the opportunity to live in this beautiful country.  Join me in giving thanks to nature through kids yoga poses.  Read the Thanksgiving Yoga sequence here or pin it for later.

Thanksgiving Yoga by Kids Yoga Stories

Halloween Yoga

It’s Halloween time!  We went to the library and picked out three Halloween books:

National Geographic’s Halloween by Laura Marsh

Ten Orange Pumpkins by Stephen Savage

We’re Going on a Ghost Hunt by Marcia Vaughan & Ann Schweninger

We also went down to Lemos Farm, south of San Francisco, to check out their pumpkin patch, horse rides, train rides, and other Halloween festivities.  Then we visited Clancy’s City Pumpkin Patch to pick out a wee pumpkin for our living room.  We are getting into the Halloween spirit!  What about you?

Another great way to celebrate Halloween, is through movement and storytelling.  Get out your Halloween-themed books and act them out together.  Or follow this yoga flow sequence with these ten keywords and matching yoga poses.  Read the Halloween Yoga sequence here or pin it for later.

Halloween Yoga by Kids Yoga Stories

Back to School: Autumn Kids Yoga

Back to School in the northern hemisphere means welcoming the signs of Fall.  The days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and we all get ready for colder weather.  Yoga poses were first created thousands of years ago by modeling the natural environment.  Kids yoga is still a great way to act out this story of changing seasons.  See the Autumn Yoga sequence now or pin it for later.

Back to School Autumn Yoga by Kids Yoga Stories

 

Do you have any specific topics coming up that you would like a yoga sequence for?  Please email me directly at giselle at kidsyogastories dot com and I’ll see if I already have a sequence to send you.  If you are a kids yoga teacher, feel free to email me with your ideas to post on the website.  I’m sure the community would love to see your class plan too.

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2 Responses to Best of 2013: Free Resources

  1. Sue February 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    I am a newbie at homeschooling. My granddaughter/student is 11+ years old. I have been trying to find something we could do together as a P.E. class. (I have some disability issues, so am a bit limited). These are wonderful as something I could add to her classes, and something I believe we could do TOGETHER. It would help me to become more active, and also might bring us “closer” together! I am excited to find your website! Thank you for these wonderful resources!

  2. Kids Yoga Stories LLC February 24, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Thank you, Sue!
    That’s exactly what we are aiming to provide – resources that get children active, learning, and have fun while bonding together. Love it! Keep in touch and let us know which resources that you find most useful in homeschooling your granddaughter. We would love to hear about your experiences and share with our community.
    Thank you for stopping by.
    Giselle 🙂

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