Yoga for kids is a great way to celebrate the various holidays throughout the year. Holiday yoga gets children learning, moving, and having fun!
The following lesson plans are designed for children ages three to eight, but they could be adapted for younger or older children.
Each session can be between fifteen to forty-five minutes, depending on the needs and requirements of the children.
The intention of these holiday yoga lesson plans is to learn about various celebrations around the world through movement.
In preparation for your holiday yoga experience, feel free to gather props and information about the holiday. You could use resources such as YouTube clips, newspaper articles, magazine pictures, old calendar pictures, Internet sites, guest speakers, brochures, and fiction and non-fiction books.
To set up your Holiday Yoga experience for success:
- Focus on having fun with movement, not on practicing perfectly aligned yoga poses.
- Engage the children.
- Follow their passions and interests.
- Create authentic, meaningful experiences.
- Cater to their energy levels and different learning styles.
- Be creative and enjoy yourselves, but please be safe.
- Wear comfortable clothing and practice barefoot.
- Encourage the children to share their holiday yoga experiences with their families and friends.
Enjoy our free holiday yoga lesson plans for kids by clicking on the images or links below!
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You May Also Enjoy our Holiday Yoga Ideas for Kids
Yoga poses celebrating holidays from around the world.
Imaginative and fun ways to celebrate a variety of holidays.
This e-book has a total of eighteen playful and engaging yoga sequences that you can copy or print off and practice with your children in the classroom or at home.
Pretend to be a tiger for Chinese New Year, practice partner poses for Mother’s Day, and stand like the Sierra Madre Mountains to celebrate Mexican Independence Day.
Twelve poses are provided for eighteen holidays in a thoughtfully ordered sequenced for ease and flow.
This digital download includes twelve yoga poses for eighteen holidays from around the world, straight-forward instructions, and colorful visuals.
It’s a perfect addition for in the classroom, playroom, or anywhere else kids practice yoga!
Each of the 18 holiday sequences includes:
- 12 themed yoga poses organized in a thoughtful, logical sequence
- Detailed instructions for practicing each pose
- Easy reference you can copy or print off and give to students or parents
You May Also Enjoy Holiday Yoga Bundle
BRING HOLIDAYS ALIVE THROUGH MOVEMENT!
This digital bundle gives you several ideas to celebrate a variety of holidays.
To spark your child’s imagination, you will receive seventeen yoga card decks and the Holiday Yoga Ideas for Kids book that were specifically created and curated to correspond to the holidays of that month.
The corresponding printable yoga card decks provide hours of fun and movement.
You will have the opportunity to celebrate:
New Years Day, Australia Day, Earth Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and more!
Each month you will have the opportunity to introduce fun and simple yoga poses to your kids while celebrated a different holiday.
You may even have the opportunity to introduce your children to holidays celebrated in other parts of the world and across a variety of cultures.
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Holiday yoga ideas for kids
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Our four season kids yoga books celebrate the changing of the seasons through yoga and movement:
- The spring yoga story, Rachel’s Day in the Garden, follows a young girl and her dog in the garden.
- The summer yoga story, Ella’s Summer Fun, was based on my niece’s play dates at my parents’ house.
- And the fall and winter yoga stories, Trish’s Fall Photography and Jenny’s Winter Walk, were inspired by my experiences with my daughter, living in New England, a place of four distinct seasons.
These season yoga books are smaller (8.5×8.5) than the other yoga books (8.5×11) to make them more compact and easier to travel with. Each season is illustrated by a different illustrator, and they are a great way to bring the new season alive through movement and story.
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Independent Publishers of New England
|Ella’s Summer Fun|
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