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Get Fit, Flexible & Focused with These Summer Olympic Yoga Games for All Ages

Get Fit, Flexible & Focused with These Summer Olympic Yoga Games for All Ages

Are you ready for the Summer Olympic Games? After last summer’s hiatus, the world is waiting, watching and ready. Get your whole family involved in the Summer Olympics by having your own Yoga Games!

Games are perfect for:

  • moving your bodies in good & healthy ways
  • building strength & flexibility
  • Practicing following directions and working together
  • Learning yoga poses and practicing them fun and engaging ways.

Welcome to our Summer Yoga Games for Kids! 

 Download your Yoga Games Guide and get ready for fun

Let the Yoga Games Begin!

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Once you have your FREE downloadable Yoga Summer Games Guide you will be ready for the fun!

It will be so much fun learning a variety of yoga games perfect for all ages!

These Yoga Games Will:

  • Create strength physically and mentally for kids
  • Promote teamwork and team building skills
  • Build confidence
  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve Balance and focus
  • Enhance creative thinking
  • Bring joy, laughter, and reminders not to take ourselves too seriously!

Each game include videos, directions on how to enhance and differentiate for kids with varying abilities within the games, as well as game images and lesson plans.

Do not miss a single moment!

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Find your Free Summer Yoga Games Guide for Kids & Families

Age Group Characteristics & Groupings for Yoga Games

The following guidelines will help you decide which yoga games and activities are most appropriate for the children you will be working with.

Early Childhood: Ages 2-5

Children at this stage thrive on repetition and routine. This knowledge is helpful not just in their play, but in all areas of their lives. Children at this age have difficulty waiting for their turn, but they learn as it is shown and modeled. 

Preschool children are just discovering all of the different ways their bodies can move around—skip, hop, gallop, shuffle, run, walk backward—making active movement games especially beneficial. Incorporating pretend and fantasy into yoga games feeds imaginations and allows for unique personalities and ideas to emerge and grow. 

Keeping games short, five to seven minutes at most, and giving simple directions will keep them present and focused. They are easily distracted but they are eager to learn and will engage well with repetitive directions, movements, and play.

School Age: Ages 5-11

As kids mature, they develop longer attention spans, stronger bodies, and more control over their movements. But they also need variation, as they grow bored with anything too repetitive.

Physically, kids this age can handle additional large motor movement and poses, so incorporating more complicated games and activities will challenge them and keep them engaged. Introducing themes helps them retain information and recall it.

This age group enjoys cooperation and teamwork. Friendships are important. Children quickly learning interpersonal skills as they move through elementary, primary, and intermediate schools. They understand the concept of taking turns and often have a developing or well-formed understanding of teamwork.

Late Childhood or Teens/Tweens: Ages 11-14

Into their early teen years, kids enjoy working with peers, competitive games, and trying new and advanced poses. While building on what they already know, this is a good time to include poses and challenges their parents or other adults may be doing in yoga. The control they have developed over their bodies makes them capable of a wide variety of movements.

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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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“This book is so useful! As a kids yoga teacher, I am always looking for new breathing exercises, games, mindful activities, etc. to do each week so my students don’t get bored doing the same things over and over. It’s so easy to flip through the sections to find new ideas to mix up my class. There are different sections for teaching different ages and even family classes, which makes this a useful resource for classes of all ages.” Julie E.

 

 

“Finally a book that helps teaching yoga to kids fun and easy! As a mom I know how children love to learn through playing games. I love how Yoga Games & Activities includes such a variety of games for different ages and skills. I have already tried a few of the mindfulness games and balance games with my kids. Will definitely be a book that I refer to often for different ideas.” Angela F.

 

 

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities Includes:

 

Over 150 yoga games, activities, poses, and challenges broken into categories and can be easily modified. Detailed descriptions for all activities including suggested age groups, needed props, ideal group size, and leader suggestions. These games and activities have all been tried, tested and kid approved!

  • Ideas for organizing engaging kids yoga classes and incorporating games 

  • Benefits children can receive from yoga, games, teamwork, and mindfulness

  • Characteristics of age groups and the types of games that best fit each level of maturity

  • Ways to incorporate challenges for older kids

  • Teaching tips for tweens and teens 

  • Breathing exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction 

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How to Play Yoga Pose Memory: Yoga Game for Kids

How to Play Yoga Pose Memory: Yoga Game for Kids

Stretch your body and your mind with Yoga Pose Memory! Help kids (and adults!) improve balance and flexibility while boosting matching and memory skills.

Learn and practice yoga poses as you search for matching yoga poses. Once a match is made, then the player must demonstrate that yoga pose. Once the cards have all been matched, the player with the most pairs performs all of the yoga poses in a sequence.

Learn and practice yoga poses with this fun and engaging Yoga Pose  Game!

Each Memory Game Set Includes:

  • Directions on How to Play
  • 8 Diverse Yoga Poses
  • Multicultural & Diverse
  • Downloadable for immediate play

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

Ages 3-Adult

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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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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.

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If you enjoy Bingo then you will love our New Yoga Pose Bingo Game!
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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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Please enjoy one of my favorite Random Acts of Kindness Videos that I enjoy sharing with my students. Everyone can make an imact.

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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.

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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.

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