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Spring is here and with that comes the beautiful power of a rainstorm. I love a good rainstorm as it washes away the dirt, build up and leaves behind beauty, green, and a fresh start. It is fun create a thunderstorm with my kids yoga classes toward the end class right before settling into savasana.Spring is here and with that comes the beautiful power of a rainstorm. I love a good rainstorm as it washes away the dirt,  and leaves behind beauty, green, and a fresh start.

I love to create a thunderstorm with my students in my yoga class toward the end of class. The perfect time to do this is during the Community Building portion of the class which is right before settling into Savasana. If you are unsure of the correct sequence and important parts of a kids yoga lesson plan, then please check out our bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids. It breaks down the complete step by step to put together an engaging and memorable kids yoga class.

Creating a thunderstorm with kids completely quiets the class, mesmerizes them and they feel empowered as they are the ones that created it. This activity also utilizes many of your five senses which is wonderful in helping you feel aware and present.

How to Create a Thunderstorm:

Sit in a close circle with the lights off. Start with step one and the child on your right does what you are doing. Continue around the circle with each student adding to it. After the sound has made it around, continue onto step 2. I like this progression as it shows how the storm ebbs and flows.

  1. Snap your fingers (the sound of light rain falling)
  2. Clap your hands together
  3. Slap your hands on your legs (at this time a student can flick a light switch on and off to represent lightning). They love this part!
  4. Stomp your feet
  5. Slap your hands on your legs and stomp your feet (this represents the strength of the storm lessening)
  6. Stomp your feet
  7. Slap your hands on your legs
  8. Clap your hands together
  9. Snap your fingers
  10. Rub your hands together (the wind)
  11. Open your palms (all is quiet)

This is definitely a fun activity to do with a Kids Yoga Springtime or a Jungle Adventure Theme. Have fun with it. This is something that your kids yoga classes can do over and over again and still be amazed by it.

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