fbpx
How to Play Summer Beach Ball Yoga

How to Play Summer Beach Ball Yoga

Summer is here! Get ready to play a favorite Summer Yoga Game!.

One of my favorite things about teaching yoga for kids is that there are so many fun and creative ways to introduce poses. I love creating a yoga game for kids and Beach Ball Yoga is one of my favorite summer games to play wiht kids. 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! Trust me. They love this one.

HOW TO PLAY BEACH BALL YOGA

1. Find a blow-up beach ball. I got mine here.

2. With different colored permanent markers write a variety of summer words on the beachball. (See the examples below)

3. I like to make my poses summer and ocean theme related. Below are some examples. Note: I only write the bold-faced word on the beach ball.

Summer Yoga Poses

Dolphin (Dolphin Pose)

Shark (Shark Pose)

Iguana (Plank)

Swimmer (Superman Pose)

Mermaid (Up Dog)

Sunflower (bend at waist, hold opposite elbow, and circle up and around while holding elbows)

Beach chair (Chair Pose)

Crab (Crab kicks)

Sand castle (Down Dog)

Palm tree (Tree Pose)

Surfer (Warrior 2)

Fish (Fish Pose)

Jellyfish (bend at waist and let arms hang down)

Turtle (Turtle Pose)

Starfish (Savasana)

Find a free list of your summer beach yoga poses here. These words and poses can be written on your beach ball.

 

kids yoga lesson plans

Get the best Kids Yoga Games & Activities instantly with our Go Go Yoga for Kids E-Store

 

Beach Ball Yoga with A Twist

Get ready for yoga beach ball! This yoga game can be played with any size group of any ages. All you need is a beach ball to get started!

Beach Ball Yoga with a twist in Boat Pose

Looking for a little beach ball challenge? 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. It is a good core workout as well especially with holding that pose and all the laughter.

 

 

 

Need hundreds of complete kids yoga lesson plans, games, and resources?

 

go go yoga for kids books

Check out our bestselling kids yoga lesson plans books:

Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids,

 Yoga Lessons for Children

Yoga Games & Activities for Children

You May Also Enjoy:

How to Play Yoga Jenga

The Most Important Part of Your Kids Yoga Class

Fun in the Sun Kids Yoga Class

 

Celebrate Earth Day with These 5 Yoga Poses & Activities for Kids

Celebrate Earth Day with These 5 Yoga Poses & Activities for Kids

Our Earth is a beautiful place and should be recognized and celebrated, especially on April 22nd! What better way to do that then with some kids and yoga?! The following are simple Earth yoga poses that can be done at home, school, or a yoga class to help children take a few moments and appreciate our Mother Earth.

Breath: Begin by some simple breaths in your nose and out your mouth. Discuss taking in all of the good clean air that our Earth provides and exhaling all of the unclean and negativity.

Sun Salutations: Begin in Mountain pose with arms overhead and looking up between your hands.  Then dive into a forward fold. Do this several times and try to get longer and taller each time. Breathe in on the way up and exhale as you move into your forward fold.

All of these Earth Day Poses are found in our Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.

  Kids Yoga App

kids yoga app

Tree Pose: Put a spin on this classic balance pose with arms extended overhead and try to close one or both eyes. Tree pose is also fun done as a group in a circle with hands on one another’s shoulders supporting one another. Raise your arms (branches) up as if lifting toward the sun.

Flower: Begin as a seed in child’s pose and slowly come into a kneeling pose as if you are an emerging flower. Extend your arms overhead as if they are petals waving in the breeze.

spring yoga pose

Bicycle: Be green and pretend to ride your bike to school or the park. Lie on your back and move your legs as if pedaling a bicycle.

kids yoga lesson plansGet your Kids Yoga Games, Poses, and Fun immediately in our E-Store.

Raindrop Partner Pose: Each partner lays on their back with their heads touching. With their arms at their sides, they raise their feet above their heads to touch to make a giant raindrop.

partner yoga pose

Can you try Raindrop Partner Pose? Partner Yoga Poses are lots of fun!

Enjoy our Spring Live Family Fun Yoga Class

You May Also Like:

How to Create a Thunderstorm With Kids

Springtime Kids Yoga Sequence

Partner Poses that Kids Love

Kids Yoga in the Park

Spring Yoga Games & Easter Egg Lesson Plan

Spring Yoga Games & Easter Egg Lesson Plan

Get out your plastic Easter eggs ready and celebrate Spring with this fun kids yoga lesson plan, games, and activities. Easter Egg Yoga is for kids of all ages this holiday. 

 What You Need:

Materials:

On small pieces of paper write the following poses and put one in each egg. 

Robin: Airplane Pose

Duck: Duck Pose. Encourage the kids to flap, quack, and waddle around like a duck.

Sun: Mountain Pose with arms outstretched to the sun

Spring Hat: Down Dog

Spring Tree: Tree Pose

Rainbow: Bridge Pose

Spring Basket: Boat Pose

Flower: Lotus Pose. Make petals by having the children hold their arms above their heads.

Caterpillar: Locust Pose. Have the students raise and lower their heads as if eating leaves.

Butterfly: Butterfly Pose. Fly butterflies fast and then slow.

Bunny: Hero Pose. Have the children make bunny ears with their hands.

Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

Kids love to try the partner poses that included in our Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.These 40 Yoga Pose Card Visuals include starred level of difficulty (1-5 stars) and mantras for mindfulness.

You May Also Enjoy:

Yoga in the Park

Spring Easter Egg Kids Yoga Video

Spring Yoga Sequence Family Yoga Lesson Plan

For more Kids Yoga Lesson Plans check out our bestselling books filled with over 150+ ready-to-go kids yoga lesson plans and kids yoga games and activities.

Complete guide

Yoga lessons

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children

Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Using Yoga with Children

yoga kids books
Go Go Yoga for Kids Brand New E-Store

Why the Go Go Yoga for Kids E-Store Matters to You:

  • Now you are able to easily download your Go Go Yoga for Kids books on any device. This means your iphone, computer, tablet, kindle, ipad. Any of these places!
  • You can also easily transfer your Go Go Yoga for Kids books from device to device.
  • This is also extra exciting because you are able to easily print out sections that are important to you. You know how much I love writing and putting together kids yoga lesson plans. Now you can easily find which lesson plan you want to use and print it out for your personal use. This is also true for our lesson plan templates, guides and games that are found in our books!
  • Another great reason to purchase your e-books directly from the author is that it does help me out. You know how kids yoga is my passion and I love being able to get resources and ideas straight to you. When you purchase directly from the author this allows a great connection and helps small businesses such as Go Go Yoga for Kids.

Thank you for checking out our Go Go Yoga for Kids E-Store and directly supporting me, the author. I have changed my shopping habits with so many small businesses feeling the impact from the coronavirus. I so appreciate your support.

Use code GOGO2020 to receive 50% off your purchases in the Go Go Yoga for Kids E-Store.

This includes all of our great resources, including our newest #1 New Release Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children.

Free Random Acts of Kindness Game for Kids

Free Random Acts of Kindness Game for Kids

How amazing would it be if we all did one small act of kindness each day? What better day to start than on National Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th?

This day has grown in popularity over the years and what a game changer it could be if everyone participated.

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

Aesop

We tell kids all the time to share, play nicely and be kind to others. It is one thing to say, but we all know how actions mean more than words.

Often random acts of kindness can go a long way to brighten our day more than we would ever imagine.
\

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week with the Go Go Yoga for Kids Kindness Bingo Game

Try to complete all 12 Kindness Challenges before the week is over to brighten schools, families and yourself.

random acts of kindness Bingo Challenge

Find your FREE Go Go Yoga for Kids Kindness Bingo Game here.

If you enjoy Bingo then you will love our New Yoga Pose Bingo Game!
kids yoga pose bingo cards

Yoga Pose Bingo Game

Yoga Bingo is a fun and active game for all ages.  This game is an engaging and easy way to introduce and teach children a variety of yoga poses. Plus a fun way to help kids practice a wide variety of poses.

Yoga Bingo is perfect for large and small groups.

Downloadable for immediate play!

Your Complete Yoga Pose Bingo Game Includes:

  • 10 Unique Full Sized Yoga Bingo Cards
  • Directions on How to Play
  • 40 Different Yoga Poses
  • Multicultural & Diverse
  • 1 Caller Card
  • Downloadable for immediate play

Perfect for school, home, camps, clubs, and parties.

Ages 3-Adult

yoga pose bingo game Kids Yoga Pose Bingo Game

Please enjoy one of my favorite Random Acts of Kindness Videos that I enjoy sharing with my students. Everyone can make an imact.

You May Also Enjoy:

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day with Games and Yoga Poses

Kids Yoga Poses to Open Hearts and Minds

How to Teach Yoga to Children

5 Yoga Poses That Will Open Your Heart & Mind

5 Yoga Poses That Will Open Your Heart & Mind

Try these five heart-opening yoga valentine poses with children this Valentine holiday. These heart-opening exercises are especially beneficial for kids and adults who spend the majority of their day slouched in desks at school and work or with their heads bent over screens and books.

These exercises take only minutes and will help improve posture and release back and neck tension as well as create openness in your body and mind.

All of these heart-opening yoga poses can be found in our Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards that are available for immediate download and on Amazon.

5 Heart Opening Yoga Poses

  1. Cat to Cow Pose: Begin on your hands and knees. Next round your back and tuck your chin into your chest as if you are a cat. Then look up, arch your back and open your chest into Cow Pose. This is a great way to strengthen your spine and begin to feel your heart-opening.
  2. Updog Pose: Lie on your tummy. Place the palms of your hands next to your shoulders and lookup. Slowly straighten your arms and open your chest. It is okay to keep arms bent as well.

  3. Bridge or Wheel Pose: Kids love trying to get into Wheel Pose, but this huge heart opener is not easily accessible for all. For an easier but still effective heart opener, try Bridge Pose. Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Rest your arms alongside your body, tuck your chin into your chest, and lift your back to create a bridge.
  4. Camel Pose: Take this pose slowly and feel your heart open. Get on your knees, lean back slowly, and place your hands on your lower back or ankles. Tilt your head back, open your chest, and breathe.
  5. Bow Pose: Lie on your tummy, bend your knees, and lift your chest. Reach your arms back toward your toes and hold onto your feet. Let your heart shine!

bow pose yoga

Bow Pose becomes easier to try after practicing with The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose

You May Also Enjoy:

Celebrate Groundhog’s Day With Games and Yoga Poses

Kid-Friendly Partner Yoga Poses

Free Random Acts of Kindness Bingo Game for Kids

Celebrate Groundhogs Day with these Kids Yoga Games & Poses

Celebrate Groundhogs Day with these Kids Yoga Games & Poses

Will it be an early Spring, or will there be six more weeks of Winter? The groundhog gets to decide with this fun yoga game for kids! Decide if it will be spring or winter with yoga poses such as Snowflake Pose and Warrior 2.

Select one child to be the lead groundhog. Have everyone begin in Child’s Pose with their foreheads to the ground as if they are hibernating groundhogs waiting for February 2nd.

The lead groundhog will emerge first from slumber, look around, and announce to the other groundhogs if it is Spring or Winter. Based on what the lead groundhog selects, then choose from the following poses:

Winter Groundhog Yoga Poses

Snowflake: Begin in Mountain Pose with arms outstretched above.  Next dive forward and bring your arms to the ground as if you are a snowflake falling. Repeat this several times to represent lots of snowflakes falling.

Snowboarder: Stand strong in Warrior 2 with arms outstretched and your front leg bent. Try jumping and switching directions while landing in Warrior 2. Try to get a little hang time in your 180 degree jumps as if you are a star snowboarder!

Snowball: Lie on your back and hug your knees into your chest. Rock and roll back and forth as if you are a snowball being rolled. Do this several times. It is almost like getting a back massage.

Warrior 2

Spring Groundhog Yoga Poses

Tree Pose:  Get your Spring tree ready for leaves! Bring your foot to your calf and place your hands at heart center. As you become more steady, bring your foot to your thigh and move your hands overhead for tree branches. A tip for holding tree pose is to focus on a spot on the ground that is not moving.

Butterfly Pose: Sit on your bottom with a tall spine, bend your legs, and place the soles of your feet together. Flap your legs like the wings of a butterfly. How fast can your butterfly fly? Then try to go as slowly as possible.

Frog Pose: Come down to a squat position and bring your arms to heart center. Can you hop like a frog?

Take turns being the lead groundhog so everyone can practice several Winter and Spring yoga poses.  Finally for the final resting position or Savasana have the kids roll up in a yoga mat or blanket as if they are quiet slumbering groundhog.

These Winter and Spring Yoga Poses are all found in The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards.

kids yoga challenge pose cards

                              The Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

You May Also Like:

Indoor Recess Survival Guide with Yoga Stations

Free Kids Yoga Heart Mandala

How to Teach Yoga to Children