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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!

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.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice on June 21st

International Yoga Day and the Summer Solstice on June 21st

The official start of summer is with the arrival of the summer solstice on June 21st. For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year.  This is the moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Cancer, which is its highest point. For those who live in the Southern Hemisphere, this is the shortest day of the year and the arrival of winter. The solstice happens at the same moment for everyone, everywhere on Earth.

What makes this day even more special is that June 21st is also International Yoga Day which is recognized around the world since its inception in 2015.

What better way then to recognize both of these celebrations than with some family-friendly outdoor yoga?! toega yoga game for kidsCheck out some of our favorite yoga poses and games!

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Spring Yoga Lesson Plan for Kids and Easter Egg Games

Spring Yoga Lesson Plan for Kids and Easter Egg Games

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.

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St. Patrick’s Day Kids Yoga Fun for All Ages

St. Patrick’s Day Kids Yoga Fun for All Ages

 St. Patrick’s Day Yoga Lesson Plan

Get ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these lucky and fun poses for St. Patrick’s Day yoga, games, breathing exercises and more.

These yoga poses and games are perfect for home, school, and studio. Get the full lesson plan in our bestselling book Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children.

Breathing deeply with purpose during yoga lets you hold the pose longer. However breathing excercises for kids need to look a little differentGo Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children

Begin with Rainbow Breath:

1.Place your index fingers together.

2. On the inhale reach your arms to one side of your body.

3. On the exhale, raise your arms overhead and lower to the other side.

St. Patrick’s Day Themed Yoga Poses:

Pot of Gold: Full Boat Pose

Leprechaun: Chair Pose or Warrior 2 Pose

4 Leaf Clover: Star Pose

Horseshoe: Horse Pose

Rainbow: Wheel Pose, Bridge Pose, Reverse Plank

Visuals for all of these yoga poses can be found in the Kids Yoga Challenge Pose Cards

More St. Paddy’s Kids Yoga Ideas:

Balance Practice: Use plastic gold coins to work on balancing them on your hand, head, knee, etc. The children will have lots of ideas on where they can balance their gold coins. You can also use these gold coins for balance relays which the kids think are lots of fun.

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5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Yoga Poses, Games, Books & Fun for All Ages

5 Ways to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday! Yoga Poses, Games, Books & Fun for All Ages

Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd or anytime with these fun and easy kids yoga ideas. Make a truffula tree and a house for a mouse

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday

It is time to celebrate Dr. Seuss! He is known for his many silly, wacky and nonsense stories and characters.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 2nd or anytime with these fun and easy kids yoga ideas.

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Look at these Truffela Trees!

1. Be a Strong Truffula Tree!

How long can you hold Tree Pose? Try it with others and know that we are stronger together! The Lorax by Dr. Seuss)

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Rooftop Kids Yoga Partner Pose

2. Make a House for a Mouse

This fun partner yoga pose is perfect to try with kids! Partner Rooftop Pose (Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss).

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3. Get your Body Moving

with Dr. Seuss ABC Dr.Seuss ABC book. As you introduce each letter of the alphabet, see if the children can form that letter with their body. This is also perfect for those kinesthetic learners that learn best while moving!

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How many different letters can you make with your body?

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4. Learn and Practice Yoga Poses

My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss is perfect for learning and practicing many yoga poses!

Kids enjoy this book based on colors and animals which makes it the perfect book to tie in yoga poses. Read the book aloud and demonstrate the corresponding yoga pose for each animal. The children can then practice the poses.

Yoga Pose Examples From the Book:

Red Horse: Horse Pose

Blue Bird: Warrior 3

Brown Bear: Down Dog with Bear Walks

Green Fish: Fish Pose

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No matter what….embrace the silliness that only Dr. Seuss can bring.

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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. \

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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.
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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

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