It’s Halloween time!
We have been to the apple picking farm, pumpkin patch, and local fall festival. My daughter has been loving the pony rides and train rides. We even took a tour around a small village to look for decorated pumpkin people. Our book display is full of Halloween and fall books.
We’re getting into the Halloween spirit! How about you?
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Halloween Books for Kids
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
Room on the Broom, by Julia Donaldson
Shivery Shades of Halloween, by At the Old Haunted House
Ten Timid Ghosts, by Jennifer O’Connell
Little Boo, by Stephen Wunderli
At the Old Haunted House, by Helen Ketteman
Froggy’s Halloween, by Jonathan London
Ladybug Girl and the Dress-up Dilemma, by Jacky Davis and David Soman
Halloween Hustle, by Charlotte Gunnufson and Kevan Atteberry
Halloween Yoga for Kids Sequence
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.
10 Halloween Yoga Poses for Kids
1. Ghost or Skeleton – Mountain Pose
2. Moon – Moon Salute or Extended Mountain Pose
3. Crooked Tree – Tree Pose
Stand on one leg, bend your knee, place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh, and balance. Sway like a tree and lift your arms up like the branches.
4. Witch on a Broom – Chair Pose
Stand tall in Mountain Pose with your feet hip-width apart, bend your knees, and pretend you are riding a broom like a witch.
5. Bat – Standing Forward Bend
From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes, and hang like a bat.
6. Spider – Table Top Pose
Come to sitting with your palms flat behind you and the soles of your feet flat in front of you. Lift your buttocks to create a table, then walk like a spider.
7. Haunted House – Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Step back to hands and feet, lift your buttocks high, and pretend to be the roof of a haunted house.
8. Cat – Cat Pose
On all fours, tuck your chin into your chest, and arch your back like a cat.
9. Owl – Hero’s Pose
Come back to rest upright on your heels, take your arms out behind you, and twist your upper body like an owl. Turn one way and then the other.
10. Pumpkin – Child’s Pose
Come to sitting back on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths. Round your body like a pumpkin.
Other Halloween Links You Might Like
Autumn Yoga Book for Kids
Don’t miss our autumn yoga book for kids, Trish’s Fall Photography:
“This book is a gem on so many levels. It reminds us of the breathtaking beauty we experience in the fall, the joy of experiencing this beauty with a loved one, and how we can incorporate it into our daily yoga practice.” – Kathy
“Fall, photos, and yoga…what a creative, fun combination.” – Dee
Other Yoga for Kids Links
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