Our local Easter egg hunt marks the beginning of spring for us here in the Northeast of United States. Though we’ve lived here for three years now, the cold winter season still comes as a shock to our family. So any time there’s a chance to bring out cute and colorful spring and Easter activities with my daughter, we’re in!
We’ve received Easter catalogs in the mail and seen Easter books on display in the library. What do you have planned for your Easter celebrations? Along with your fun Easter activities, why not add movement to your celebrations with these twelve Easter yoga poses for kids.
Simply clear a space (indoors or outdoors), practice barefoot (if possible), grab a yoga mat (or towel on a non-slip surface), and give yoga a go! Feel free to encourage your children’s creativity—ask them if they have any other Easter yoga poses to add to the sequence.
12 Easter Yoga Poses for Children
The following kid-friendly yoga postures have been specifically sequenced to invite flow from one pose to the next. But feel free to shorten or lengthen the sequence to suit the ages and needs of your children. Make this Easter yoga experience your own.
1. Pretend to be a Chick or Duck – Squat Pose
Come down to a squat with your knees apart and bend your arms, pretending they are the wings of a duck. Then try waddling and quacking like a duck.
2. Pretend to be a Puppy – Downward-Facing Dog Pose
Step back to your hands and feet in an upside-down V shape, with your buttocks up in the air, and stretch like a puppy.
3. Pretend to be an Easter Hat – Table Top Pose
Come to an all-fours position with your fingers spread out and palms flat on the ground. Ensure that your back and neck are in a straight but neutral position. Your shoulders should be over your wrists, and your hips should be over your knees while the tops of your feet are flat on the ground. Pretend to be an Easter hat blowing in the breeze.
4. Pretend to be a Baby Lamb – Cow Pose
On all fours, look up, arch your back, and open your chest. Pretend to be a baby lamb munching on hay and say “baa.”
5. Pretend to be an Easter Bunny – Hero Pose with Bunny Breath
Come to rest upright on your heels with your palms resting on your knees and take four to six short breaths then a long exhale.
6. Pretend to be a Ladybug – Child’s Pose
Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest on the floor in front of your knees, rest your arms down alongside your body, and take a few deep breaths. Pretend to be a ladybug in the garden.
7. Pretend to be a Baby Turtle – Extended Child’s Pose
Sit on your heels, slowly bring your forehead down to rest in front of your knees, place the palms of your hands flat out in front of you, and take a few deep breaths. Imagine being a baby turtle resting on a rock.
8. Pretend to be an Easter Lily – Flower Pose
Sit on your buttocks, keeping a tall spine, then lift your bent legs while balancing on your sitting bones. Weave your arms under your legs with your palms facing up. Pretend to be a blossoming Easter lily.
9. Pretend to be an Easter Egg – Egg Pose
Balance on your buttocks while hugging your knees to your chest.
10. Pretend to be an Easter Basket – Boat Pose
Balance on your buttocks with your arms and legs straight out in front of you in a V shape. Keep a straight spine and open chest. Pretend to be holding Easter eggs on your belly as if you were an Easter basket.
11. Pretend to be a Butterfly – Cobbler’s Pose
Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together, and gently flap your legs like the wings of a colorful butterfly.
12. Pretend to be a Rainbow – Bridge Pose or Wheel Pose
Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms down alongside your body, with your palms flat on the ground. Tuck your chin into your chest and keep your spine straight. On an inhale, lift your buttocks to create the arches of a rainbow.
Do you have any favorite Easter books to go with your Easter yoga poses? We’d love to hear your recommendations. Please add your Easter book titles to the comments below.
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Easter Yoga Poses for Kids
Easter Yoga Poses Game
Once the children are familiar with the Easter yoga poses, try this Easter Yoga game:
- Cut out several small pieces of paper.
- Write an Easter yoga pose on each piece.
- Fill plastic Easter eggs with the poses, one in each.
- Hide the Easter eggs around your house or outdoors.
- Once the children find an Easter yoga egg, they can practice the pose individually or as a group.
Feel free to encourage their creativity—your children might come up with their own Easter yoga games!
Easter yoga game
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