Get ready for yoga beach ball! This yoga game can be played with any size group of any ages. Family friendly and fun! All you need is a beach ball to get started!
First: Blow up an inexpensive beach ball.
Then: With a permanent marker write down summer yoga poses such as shark, boat, mermaid, sunflower, starfish etc. Get your list of “beach themed” yoga poses below.
Next: Assemble all willing and excited participants in a seated circle. I like to start out seated because it gives an opportunity to time how fast we can pass the beach ball in a circle. This also eliminates frustration from the child that is having a hard time focusing on the game because they “have not gotten to touch the beach ball yet.”
Finally: Stand up and toss the beach ball across the circle. The person catches it and looks to see what pose their right thumb is near. Everyone practices the summer yoga poses. Play continues until every pose has been introduced and practiced.
Looking for a little beach ball yoga twist? Have everyone sit in the circle and pass it around the circle again, but not with their hands – with their feet! I like to explain how this is similar to a group Boat Pose. Good core workout as well with holding that pose and with all the laughter.
Find a free list of your summer beach yoga poses here. These can be written on your beach ball. Have fun!