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8 Thanksgiving Yoga Poses: Giving Thanks to Nature (Printable Poster)

It is almost Thanksgiving here in the United States!

Thanksgiving is generally a time for getting together with family and friends to share meals and play games.  It can be a busy time of the year with lots of planning and cooking.

Another great way to celebrate Thanksgiving is through movement and storytelling.  This is a perfect activity to bring calm to your hectic days.

We have been living in United States for almost nine years and have been enjoying the spectacular landscapes of this diverse country.  We are very grateful for the opportunity to live in this beautiful country.  Join me in giving thanks to nature through yoga poses for kids.Shop Yoga Books for Kids | Kids Yoga Stories

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Thanksgiving Yoga sequence

Enjoy this Thanksgiving Yoga sequence inspired by the book, Thank You, World,  where we give thanks to nature.  You could start each pose by saying “I am grateful for …”.  Feel free to add your own ideas, but notice that the sequence is in a yoga flow to make it easier to move from one kids yoga pose to the next.

Thank You, World
by Alice McGinty & Wendy Anderson Halperin

Thanksgiving Yoga book

I am grateful for the …

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1. Sun and Sky – Extended Mountain Pose

Stand tall in Mountain Pose, look up, and reach your arms up to the sky.

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2. Birds – Warrior 3 Pose

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 a bird.

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3. Trees – Tree Pose

Stand on one leg, bend your knee, place the sole of your foot on your inner thigh, and balance.  Sway like a tree.

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4. Kites in the Breeze – Triangle Pose

From a standing position, step one foot back, placing the foot facing slightly outwards, take your arms up parallel to the ground, bend at your waist, tilt your upper body, reach your front hand to gently rest on your shin, and reach your other arm straight up.
Pretend to be a kite flying in the wind.

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5. Rain – Standing Forward Bend

From Mountain Pose, bend your upper body, reach for your toes,
and pretend to be the falling rain.

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6. Flowers – Flower Pose

Come to sit on your buttocks with a tall spine, lift up your legs, balance on your sitting bones, touch the soles of your feet together, and weave your arms under your legs.
Blossom like a flower.

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7. Moonlight – Easy Pose

Sit comfortably cross-legged.  Cup your hands together, reach up, and look up at the moon.

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8. Stars in the Sky – Resting Pose

Lie on your back with your arms and legs stretched out like a star.  Breathe and rest.

What are you grateful for?

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For images of the poses, visit the Kids Yoga Poses page.

Download a printable version of this Thanksgiving Yoga sequence.

Download a Thanksgiving Yoga coloring page.

Download our digital Thanksgiving Yoga Cards for Kids

Celebrate Thanksgiving through yoga poses for kids!

Practice these 12 yoga postures to celebrate this special occasion through movement. Each yoga pose is coupled with 12 Thanksgiving-themed keywords ( a turkey, pumpkin, and sunflower). End your yoga session with a Gratitude Meditation. An index, yoga tips, pose descriptions, and guided meditation are included. The illustrated yoga kids are multicultural from seven countries. Recommended ages: 3+.

Purchase the Thanksgiving Yoga Cards for Kids PDF Download here.

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Thanksgiving Books for Kids

I’d love to share our favorite books that my 6-year-old daughter and I read together at Thanksgiving. We took out loads of thankful books from the library, but these four books were our favorite:

Bear Says Thanks | by Karma WilsonBear Says Thanks
by Karma Wilson & Jane Chapman
The Thankful Book by Todd ParrThe Thankful Book
by Todd Parr
Thankful book by Eileen SpinelliThankful
by Eileen Spinelli & Archie Preston
Being Thankful book by Mercer MayerBeing Thankful
by Mercer Mayer

Other Thanksgiving Links

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You Might Like our Kids Yoga Starter Pack

How do you get started with kids yoga?

Learn, be active, and have fun with this Kids Yoga Starter pack! The Kids Yoga Starter Pack (for ages 3+) includes:

Yoga Poses for Kids Cards (Deck One)
More Yoga Poses for Kids Cards (Deck Two)
Anna and her Rainbow-Colored Yoga Mats
Rachel’s Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book
The Grateful Giraffe: A Feelings Book for Toddlers

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