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Kids Yoga Ideas Using Children’s Books

Are you looking for easy kids yoga ideas to act out your favorite children’s books?

Adding movement to your reading experience has many positive benefits, including:

  • Building fluency and comprehension
  • Encouraging positive interactions
  • Increasing body awareness
  • Stimulating self-expression
  • Fostering emotion regulation
  • Increasing flexibility and strength
  • Catering to kinesthetic learners
  • Making reading fun

Shop Yoga Books for Kids | Kids Yoga StoriesBelow is a list of posts that provide sample yoga poses for kids inspired by various popular children’s books. The posts are organized by well-known authors (ex. Giles Andreae, Eric Carle, Mem Fox, Denise Fleming, Marcus Pfister, and Karma Wilson) and themes (ex. animal friends, zoo, safari, farm, and bedtime).

These kids yoga ideas are meant to be used as inspiration, but feel free to change and adapt according to the interests, needs, and ages of your children. Look at our Yoga Poses for Kids page for a list of almost 60 yoga poses suitable for children to add to your yoga-and-books session.

Kids yoga ideas using popular children’s books

Click on the images or links below for the kids yoga ideas inspired by different children’s books and authors:


Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? Toddler Yoga Lesson Plan | Kids Yoga StoriesPolar Bear Polar Bear Yoga Lesson Plan

Ocean Yoga poses inspired by book by Giles Andreae for this month's Virtual Book Club for Kids >> Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Giles Andreae’s books


Garden Yoga poses for kids inspired by Eric Carle books >> Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Eric Carle’s books


Yoga Poses for toddlers inspired by Hello Baby! by Mem Fox >> Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Mem Fox’s books


Easy yoga poses inspired by pets | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using animal friends books


Fun with numbers, books, and yoga | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Denise Fleming’s books


Learn about zoo animals with these easy yoga poses for kids by Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using zoo animal books


Learn the alphabet through simple yoga poses for kids inspired by Marcus Pfister's book on Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Marcus Pfister’s books


Learn about African animals through simple yoga poses by Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using an African safari book


Kids Yoga and Books - Laura NumeroffKids yoga using Laura Numeroff’s books


Farm Animals Yoga | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using farm animals books


Kids Yoga inspired by books by Karma Wilson | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Karma Wilson’s books


Kids Yoga and Bedtime Stories | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using popular bedtime stories


Child's Pose by Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Nick Sharratt’s books


Learn Spanish and Kids Yoga through Books | Kids Yoga StoriesKids yoga using Barefoot Books (Latin American theme)


Kids Yoga sequences inspired by Bill Martin Jr.Kids yoga using Bill Martin Jr.’s books

Which children’s books did you use to inspire your yoga session?

Popular Yoga Books for Kids

You might like our popular yoga books for kids to add to your kids yoga toolkit:

Sophia’s Jungle Adventure
Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats
Rachel’s Day in the Garden

Popular Yoga Books Pack (English) ImagePopular Yoga Books Pack by Kids Yoga Stories

Other Yoga for Kids Links

Monthly Kids Yoga Themes

Holiday Kids Yoga Lesson Plans

List of 58 Yoga Poses for Kids

Kids Yoga Ideas Using Children’s Books

Seasonal Yoga Lesson Plans


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One Response to Kids Yoga Ideas Using Children’s Books

  1. Sheila April 3, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    I use this format all the time and it works wonders. I provide 1:1 yoga therapy for children with special needs and the books immediately center them. Some favorites are Like a Windy Day, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and Mushroom in the Rain. All with great spring themes. I find that using books taps into their creativity and they often offer their own versions of poses which is stunning to witness. Thank you!

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