Moving from the West Coast to the East Coast in November came with a big shock—snow! Lots of snow! But, surprisingly, we are loving it. I never imagined that I could live somewhere where the trees are covered in white, fluffy snow, the sun is out, and the roads are clear. It’s a winter wonderland here in New England.
But the weather does come with different challenges. What to do with little ones indoors? Why yoga, of course! We have been slowly introducing our daughter to some winter activities yoga by acting them out and reading about them indoors.
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Winter Activities Books
First, we went to the library and found a bunch of winter-activities books that my daughter and I both enjoyed. Our top three favorite winter activities books all have adorable illustrations, rhyming text, and engaging language for little ones:
Snow Happy! by Patricia Hubbell and Hiroe Nakata
Snow Dance by Lezlie Evans
Let It Snow by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
A few more of our favorites are:
A Perfect Day by Carin Berger
Oh Snow by Monica Mayper
Snow by Cynthia Rylant
This Place in the Snow by Rebecca Bond
Frog in Winter by Max Velthuijs
Froggy Gets Dressed by Jonathan London and Frank Remkiewicz
Red Sled by Patricia Thomas and Chris Demarest
Sledding by Elizabeth Winthrop and Sarah Wilson
Winter Activities Yoga
Then, try this quick and easy winter-activities yoga flow sequence below in your home, studio, or classroom. Don’t worry if you haven’t tried yoga before, just jump in and give it a go. Focus on having fun with movement, not on perfectly aligned poses. Encourage your children’s creativity. What other winter activities would you add?
Winter Yoga Book for Kids
Act out what Jenny and her mother see and hear on a winter walk with this winter forest yoga book. Bring their winter walk alive through movement. This yoga book is a great springboard for acting out other things you might see on a winter forest walk together.
Download a 5-Pose Winter Sports Yoga Poster
Check out our Ultimate Winter Break Activities Bundle
For teachers, winter means your children are bursting with excitement over the holidays and you’re seeing more indoor recess time in the classroom. What do you do with all those wiggles?
For parents, the winter break often means a packed calendar and more indoor time for your kids. It can be challenging to find creative ways to get your kids moving and active while also regulating their bodies and emotions during the hectic season.
Don’t worry—we have just what you need to curb those wiggles, regulate those emotions, and keep your children active and happy!
With this newly created and curated bundle of Kids Yoga Stories resources, you’ll be ready for the lead-up to the holidays, the long winter break, and beyond! You’ll never be at a loss for new ideas.
This bundle is for children in Pre-K through 3rd Grade.
Ages: Under 8 years old.
Other Winter Links You Might Like
Check out these links below for your celebration of winter through story and movement:
|Winter Forest Books for Kids||Arctic Animals Yoga|
|Winter Yoga||Winter Olympics Yoga|
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