Are you looking for another Halloween yoga activity that’s educational and non-spooky?!
If you have tried our other Halloween yoga ideas, but you are looking for something fresh and new, how about a Halloween yoga lesson inspired by creatures that are orange and black! There are so many orange and black animals to choose from!
You could start by brainstorming ideas of orange-and-black animals with your students on an ideas web. Or you could go to the class or school library to look through books to find some.
Here are a few ideas for critters that are orange and black: monarch butterflies, tigers, clownfish, emperor penguins, puffins, orioles, toucans, milk snakes, stink bugs, poison frogs, shore crabs, caterpillars, box turtles, orangutans, or painted bats!
Check out the list of yoga poses below to get out your wiggles and learn about black-and-orange creatures. This is a perfect indoor activity for a fall or Halloween celebration.
Act Out Orange-and-Black Creatures for Halloween
If you’ve never tried yoga, don’t worry—just jump in and give it a try. Encourage the children’s creativity if they want to try new yoga poses or come up with their own.
Focus on having fun with movement while learning about black-and-orange creatures:
Orange and Black Animals
Pretend to be a poison dart frog
How to practice Squat Pose: Come down to a squat with your knees apart and yourarms between your knees. Touch your hands to the ground. Pretend to be a poison dart frog.
Pretend to be a tiger
How to practice Extended Cat Pose: Come to all fours, extend one leg out behind you, and look forward. Take the opposite arm out in front of you to counter balance. Pretend to be a tiger. Repeat on the other side.
Pretend to be a toucan
How to practice Pigeon Pose: From an all-fours position, bring your right knee to restbehind your right hand, angling your right foot slightly inward. Gently take your buttocks down to the ground with your left leg extended straight out behind you. You might try placing a block under your right thigh. Keep your palms flat on the ground on either side of your right knee, look forward, keeping a straight spine. Pretend to be a toucan. Repeat on the other side.
Pretend to be a clownfish
How to practice Bow Pose: Lie on your tummy, bend your knees, lift your chest, reach your arms back toward your toes, and hold on to your feet. Pretend to be a clownfish.
How to be a monarch butterfly
How to practice Cobbler’s Pose: Sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, bend your legs, place the soles of your feet together. Pretend to be a monarch butterfly.
Have fun with black-and-orange animals yoga! Wishing you a safe and fun Halloween!
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