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World Family Yoga Handout
A kids yoga sequence incorporating two kids yoga poses inspired from six different countries. I chose these particular countries because the characters in the Kids Yoga Stories series live in these places. There is column for your child to draw themselves demonstrating the pose.
Picture of a guitar, statue, book, booties, and huipil from Guatemala as prop examples to use with your World Family Yoga experience.
Earth Day Plan
An activity outline to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, 2013 or for any day of the year. Twist like an energy-efficient washing machine, drive a tractor over chemical-free farmlands, or swim like a fish through the clear ocean waters. Included is a list of earth-friendly extension ideas.
Picture of some of the earth-friendly books found at our local library.
Spring Lesson Plan
Springtime Yoga Journey Handout
Rachel’s Spring Day Mini-Book
Check out this 3-part Spring Pack to bring spring into your home, classroom, or studio. Flap your wings like a bird, buzz like a bee, and blossom like a flower with the suggested kids yoga sequence in the Spring Lesson Plan. Draw pictures of the keywords and kids yoga poses in the Springtime Yoga Journey handout. Print out Rachel’s Spring Day to read, act out, and illustrate together.
Picture of our daughter at Crissy Field in San Francisco doing Standing Forward Bend like the falling spring rain:
A Trip around London, England
Many thanks to Nicola Preskett, a teacher, children’s author, and kids yoga teacher, for sharing this Kids Yoga Lesson Plan. She takes us on a trip around London with Paddington Bear to see the Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Tower of London.
Here’s a picture of my brother and I playing cricket with our grandfather on Worthing beach in England:
St Patrick’s Day Plan
Honor Saint Patrick’s Day, on March 17th, 2013, by moving like the flora and fauna of Ireland. Be a badger, red deer, Irish hare, European brown frog, and sea turtle. Also included are a list of extension ideas to learn more about Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day.
A special thanks to Crystal from Crystal’s Tiny Treasures for sharing her Ireland photos:
Valentine’s Day Plan
Celebrate Valentine’s Day or Love with this heart-opening sequence, with backbends, shoulder stretches, and chest openers. Also included is a list of my favorite Love-themed books.
Here’s a picture of Anna from Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats in Cobra Pose:
Africa Trip Plan
Bring Africa into your classroom, home, or studio. A place that I’ve always wanted to go to, but haven’t … yet! Dance like a stork, breath like a lion, and reach up like a giraffe.
Here’s a photo taken by my friend Hilary on her recent trip to Tanzania:
Zoo Trip Plan
Go on a pretend trip to the zoo with your students or children! Includes a printable Funsheet with a kids yoga sequence inspired by our trip to the Oregon Zoo in Portland.
Here is a picture of the giraffes at the Oregon Zoo:
Springtime Lesson Plan
Have your students act out the beginning of Spring! Learn, be active, and have fun. Click above for a safe kids yoga sequence as you act out what you find at the park on a Spring day. Includes a printable Funsheet for your yogis.
Here is a picture taken on a hike near Sydney, Australia on a beautiful Spring day:
Summer Olympic Yoga Lesson Plan
Don’t just watch the Olympics on TV, get your children moving! Check out this Lesson Plan with step-by-step instructions and a printable Funsheet for your yogis. The London Olympics were July 27th to August 12, 2012.
Here is a picture of my niece and nephew practicing their Airplane Pose on their way to the London Olympics:
20 Extension Ideas for Jungle Theme
Have fun while learning about the Latin American Jungle! Here is a list of different activities to do with your children before and after you have read Sophia’s Jungle Adventure. The ideas can be used in your classroom, yoga studio, or with your children at home. Let us know what activities were your favorite on our KYS Facebook page.
Here are a bunch of lists that I’ve created with my recommendations for different books. Feel free to email me at giselle (at) kidsyogastories (dot) com with any other recommendations. I love it!
Best Bedtime Books for Newborns, Best Books for Babies, Best Books for Young Toddlers, Best Books for New Moms, Best Rainforest Books, Books with a Purpose, Books that Get Children into Action, Best Yoga and Spirituality Books, Children’s Books about Love, Children’s Books about Self Esteem
Koala Coloring Page
Click above for a free Coloring page from Luke’s A to Z of Australian Animals: an Alphabet Coloring Book.
Any specific themes or topics that you are working on with your child or student? Email me at giselle(at)kidsyogastories(dot)com.