“Do you believe in unicorns?” my daughter asked me the other day as we were reading through a unicorn book. My answer to her was “Why, of course, yes!” I want to believe that there is a magical world of enchanting creatures where dreams come true.
What do you think of when you think of a unicorn? I think of unicorns as magical, mysterious creatures that frolic among the flowers in a meadow. They’re gentle as well as smart and strong. The unicorns I imagine are kind to their woodland friends.
However you imagine unicorns—whether they might be playing in a forest or living in a magical castle by a lake—why not try acting out unicorns through yoga poses for kids. Your children can take an imaginary journey to a magical unicorn world through movement — unicorn yoga!
5 Unicorn Yoga Poses for Kids
Follow this list of unicorn yoga poses sequenced specifically to flow from one pose to the next, or make up your own unicorn-themed yoga postures. Don’t worry about getting the poses perfectly aligned; just give it a go and have fun. Spark your children’s imagination by reading unicorn books and bringing out stuffed toys, figurines, puzzles, or props. They could even dress up like unicorns or do a unicorn art project to get them in the mood.
Once you’re ready to practice yoga, simply clear a space and practice barefoot on a non-slip surface. Practicing on a yoga mat is ideal if you have one. Have fun with unicorn yoga!
When you’ve finished practicing your unicorn yoga poses, you can come to Resting Pose. Encourage your children to close their eyes (if that’s comfortable for them) and take a few deep breaths to calm their minds and bodies after all the excitement of their yoga pose practice. You could talk them through a guided relaxation and ask them to imagine being a unicorn lying in the meadow surrounded by flowers. Imagine playing tag around the trees with your woodland creature friends.
Have you used a unicorn theme in your yoga class before? Tell us about in the comments below.
5 Unicorn Books for Kids
Quite surprisingly, we had a hard time finding quality children’s books about unicorns. Here are our favorite five unicorn books we found at our library:
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Uni the Unicorn
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Brigette Barrager
This enchanting book makes for a lovely gift for a toddler or preschooler. The story follows the Uni the Unicorn who is the only unicorn who believes in little girls. Also check out Uni the Unicorn and the Dream Come True from the same author and illustrator team.
Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After
by B.G. Hennessy and Susan Mitchell
This is sweet story of a little girl in search of various imaginary characters, whom she asks what happiness means to them. She returns home after her dream-like adventure to tell her dad that happiness means different things to different people.
A Unicorn Named Sparkle: A Picture Book
by Amy Young
In this cute story, a young girl wishes for a unicorn but receives a goat instead. She gives it back because she’s so disappointed, but then she realizes she really misses her new silly friend.
Thelma the Unicorn
by Aaron Blabey
This is a humorous book about a horse who wishes that she was a unicorn. Once she comes across a glittery carrot to put on her head, she becomes an instantly famous unicorn. Thelma then realizes that being famous isn’t much fun and would prefer to be a horse.
The Midnight Unicorn
by Neil Reed
This is a story about a girl who goes on an imaginary trip around the world with the unicorn statue at her local park. The vivid realistic illustrations are stunning, and it’s sure to capture the imagination of your little unicorn-lovers.
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