Valentine’s Day is almost here.
Even though every day is “love day” for those around us, this special day makes us stop and think about what love means to each of us. It’s also a great opportunity to talk to our children about love and happiness. As a teacher, I always looked forward to reading Frog in Love by Max Velthuijs. This is one of my favorite books of all time.
Another great way to honor Valentine’s Day is by opening our hearts through creative movement. Enjoy this heart-opening Valentine’s Day yoga sequence in celebration of Love Day.
Valentine’s Day Yoga Sequence
For this special love yoga sequence, there is a combination of backbends, chest openers, and shoulder stretches, all of which are great heart-openers. The keywords are listed in a specific sequence to create a safe kids yoga experience that encourages flow from one pose to the next. Feel free to shorten or lengthen the sequence to suit your age group by changing the number of poses. Focus on having fun with movement, not on practicing perfectly aligned poses.
18 Valentine’s Day Yoga Poses for Kids
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Heart-opening yoga sequence to build confidence!
Download these 18 heart-opening yoga postures (backbends, chest openers, and shoulder stretches) to help release emotions, build confidence, and open your heart to receive love. Each yoga pose is coupled with 18 affirmations. An index, parent-teacher guide, and pose descriptions are included. The illustrated yoga kids are multicultural from seven countries.
Recommended ages: 3+.
Adapting the Valentine’s Day yoga sequence for younger children
When my daughter was a toddler, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by reading a few love-themed books, making homemade Valentine’s Day cards, and doing a few heart-opening yoga poses.
Try picking five poses that you would like to do with your little ones. For example, you could try: Crescent Moon Pose, Dancer’s Pose, Chair Pose, Cat/Cow Pose, and Happy Baby Pose. Then end in Resting Pose. Follow the energy level and interest of your children.
Our daughter when she was a toddler practicing a Crescent Moon Pose and Chair Pose.
Other Valentine’s Day Ideas
- Make a list of random acts of kindness to do together.
- Create Valentine’s Day cards to share together.
- Write “I Love You Because…” books for the special people in their life.
- Design a special treat for their parents to show their gratitude (ex. Breakfast in bed or family hike).
- Research the origin of Valentine’s Day. Find out how Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world.
- Design a Valentine’s Day board game to play with the class or at home.
- Make handmade gifts to share with their friends and family.
- Plant a tree or do something positive to show their love for the environment.
- Give away children’s books about love and friendship.
- Do a community service project together.
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