Today is the first Anniversary (see below for more information) for the Multicultural Kid Blogs, a group of bloggers from around the world passionate about raising global citizens. A great way to celebrate a birthday party with children, you ask?! Why, kids yoga, of course! And today’s theme is Rainforest to align with our Latin American monthly theme.
Looking for a unique, fun, active, and creative birthday party idea for your children?! Yoga for children is a great way to get children active and having fun. Join us for a Rainforest-themed Kids Yoga Birthday Party and a virtual happy birthday to Multicultural Kid Blogs!
Prep for your Rainforest Birthday Party
Turn the space into a mini-rainforest with stuffed animals, large paper trees, musical instruments, books, and music. Prepare your food to be rainforest-inspired and choose eco-friendly table settings. Get your children involved in creative ways to bring the rainforest alive for their birthday.
Do the Rainforest Kids Yoga Sequence
Now that everyone feels like they are in the rainforest, it’s time to practice your rainforest-themed yoga sequence together. Wear comfortable clothing and practice barefoot. Use these rainforest animals as an inspiration guide, but feel free to be creative and act out other animals in the region. Take pictures of the poses and create a “Rainforest Kids Yoga Book” for all your guests to have as a memento. Eight yoga poses inspired by rainforest animals:
Warrior 3 Pose – Toucan
(Stand on one leg. Extend the other leg behind you. Bend your torso forward and take your arms out to the side. Flap your arms like the wings of the toucan.)
Egret – Dancer’s Pose
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose, stand on one leg, reach the opposite leg out behind you, place the outside of your foot into your hand, bend your torso forward with your arm out in front for balance, and arch your leg up behind you.)
Sloth – Eagle Pose
(Stand tall in Mountain Pose, wrap one leg around the other, bring your bent arms out in front of you, wrap your arms together the opposite way, and slightly bend your knees. Wrap around a tree like a sloth.)
Spider Monkey – Standing Forward Bend
(From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, bend your knees, reach for your toes, and move your arms like a monkey.)
Arrow-Poison Frogs – Squat Pose
(Come down to a squat, and hop like a frog.)
Coral Snake – Cobra Pose
(Lie on your tummy, lift head and shoulders off ground, place palms flat next to your shoulders, and hiss like a snake.)
Jaguar – Cat Pose
(On all fours, tuck your chin into your chest, and round your back.)
Armadillo – Extended Child’s Pose
(Come to sitting back on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, place the palm of your hands flat out in front of you, and take a few deep breaths.)
Image from Sophia’s Jungle Adventure
Other Resources for your Rainforest Kids Yoga Birthday Party
- Check out Sophia’s Jungle Adventure, our kids yoga jungle story. English and Spanish versions are available, along with a matching coloring book.
Now on to the Virtual Birthday Party with our fellow Multicultural Kid Bloggers friends. Read on for more information about our Birthday Party Favor Giveaways.
Multicultural Kid Blogs is officially one year old as of today. To celebrate we are hosting a virtual birthday party and YOU are invited!
Be sure to visit the participating blogs (see list at the end of this post) to see what they are bringing to the party, plus link up your own posts on the MKB site!
Like any good host, we don’t want you to go home empty handed, so we are offering some great prizes to three lucky winners. See the end of the post for details on the prizes. Entries are open until midnight PDT on Monday, September 3oth.
To enter, visit the MKB site to:
1) Link up a birthday-related post or
2) Comment on the MKB site to tell us your wish for the coming year!
Creative World of Varya
Dad’s the Way I Like It
For the Love of Spanish
the piri-piri lexicon
Expat Life with a Double Buggy
Kids Yoga Stories
All Done Monkey
Digital download of Más Canciones en Español from Music with Sara
Set of 2 books from National Geographic Kids – US Shipping Only
Lively Spanish immersion program DVD recommended for children ages 2-7 from Whistlefritz
Now it’s your turn! Visit the MKB site for a chance to win one of these prizes by linking up your birthday posts or commenting to tell us your wish for the coming year.
We hope you enjoyed our Multicultural Kid Blogs Virtual Birthday Party and your Kids Yoga Stories Rainforest-themed Birthday Party. For more kids yoga sequences, sign up for our weekly Newsletter by adding your name and email address to the box at the top of the page. Happy Birthday, MKB!