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Sometimes with all of the negativity and sad news that surrounds us in the media, I worry about our future. It it is definitely a good thing when something uplifting and beneficial like yoga with kids can reach others. It brings hope for a more positive future. Introduce children to yoga and give them skills that they will have for life.
Thank you for all of your support in making Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga With Kids and Go Go Yoga for Kids: Lesson Plans for Children achieve bestseller status.
What a week, friends! With all of the negativity and sad news that sometimes surrounds us in the media, it is definitely a great thing when something uplifting and good like Yoga with Kids can reach others. There is definitely hope for a positive future.
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Sara J. Weis
Looking to try something new and active with your children? Yoga games are a great way to get kids moving, working together, and improve their communication skills. Yoga games also provide the perfect opportunity to learn new poses and increase balance and flexibility.
The following games can be played with different age levels with simple adjustments. These yoga games can also be used anywhere as they don’t need any preparation or materials. Just put on a smile and have fun playing these games on the go!
Choose one partner to go first. The first partner will slowly move through a sequence of yoga poses while the other person mimics the movements. After a couple of minutes switch roles so the other person takes the lead.
This game will help children realize how all of their body parts have advantages and can make them stronger. Call out two different body parts that should be touching the floor or yoga mat and have them show that pose. For example “Two hands/Two Feet” could mean the children could show down dog, plank, cat, cow, standing forward fold, or a new pose that they invent. There are no wrong poses. It is just a fun way to get your body moving in different ways.
Yogi Yogi Go (similar to Duck Duck Goose)
Children sit in a circle and one child moves around the circle tapping children on the head saying, “Yogi, Yogi” and picks someone by saying “Go.” The first child will jump, hop, gallop, etc. around the circle trying to make it back to his/her seat without getting caught. If caught they then hold a yoga pose in the middle of the circle.
Draw a shape on a whiteboard or a piece of paper and everyone must try to make that shape with their body. This can be done individually, in pairs, or in small groups. A fun challenge in pairs or groups is to see if they can make the shape while working together silently. Good figures to use are circles, lines, and certain letters.
This is an active game that allows lots of movement while practicing yoga poses that the children know or have learned. Have a long jump rope or some other way to divide your room in half. When the leader says, “sea”, everyone jumps to the “sea” side. When the leader says “shore”, they jump to the other side. When the leader says “shells”, the participants must make a yoga pose. Try going quickly and mix them up. The kids will love it!
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Hello friends! We would love to see you at Barnes and Noble Jordan Creek on Saturday, December 3, from 1-3 pm for a Bestseller Go Go Yoga Kids book signing. Plus, my new friend Laura Jensen-Kimball author of award winning children’s book, Momster, will be there too! Two friendly local authors who love kids in one place: You can’t be that!
Curious on how to get started with writing, publishing and distributing your own book? Check out Laura’s resource network for writers, Wacky Stack Books.
What do superheroes, dinosaurs and princesses have in common with yoga?
Where did the name Go Go Yoga Kids come from?
What happens after age 7 with our bodies?
How can all ages of kids benefit from yoga?
All of this and much more on my interview with my interview with Pat Rullo of Speak Up Talk Radio.
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I spent a wonderful morning at the Paton-Churdan School speaking to the students about being a writer and playing some fun yoga games. I hope the students were inspired to continue to try their best in everything they do. I certainly met and saw amazing kids trying their best when faced with something new.
Be on the lookout in the Jefferson Herald for some fun photos that their photographer took. You can also view our entertaining Mannequin Challenge here. The kids were very excited about this and I was amazed at their focus. Being still isn’t easy, but when you include some balance as well, it is even more challenging! The junior high kids are first in the video, followed by the preschool and elementary.
I would very much appreciate your review here. Reviews help spread the word about Go Go Yoga Kids so others may be introduced to the physical, mental and fun benefits of yoga. If you would still like to purchase a book at the special school rate of $10, please stop in the school office. Go Go Yoga Kids is also available at the Printer’s Box in Jefferson, on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
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The junior high kids rocked this yoga mannequin challenge! The preschool and elementary tried their best. It’s hard to be still! No matter what, everyone had fun! #mannequinchallenge #kidsyoga #gogoyogakids #mannequin #yogachallenge #yogaeverywhere
Check out our Mannequin Challenge video here