3 Fun Kids Songs for Kids Yoga Classes

Singing and music play an important role in child development. We find music everywhere: theatre, television, movies, cartoons, celebrations, holidays. From birth, parents deliberately use music to calm their children, to express love or just to interact. It is found that musical experiences in childhood can accelerate brain development. Apart from academic achievement, music also supports the kids socially and emotionally. It helps the body and mind work together just like what yoga does!

You can variously use music and songs in your kids yoga classes:

1- Hello Hello!

Hello, hello. (Hello Sun)
Can you clap your hands? (Clap your hands)
Hello, hello.
Can you clap your hands?

Can you stretch up high? (Reach up to the sky on your tiptoes)
Can you touch your toes? (Bend forward and touch your toes)
Can you turn around? (Turn around yourself)
Can you say, “Hello?” (Hello Sun)

Hello, hello. (Hello Sun)
Can you stamp your feet? (Stamp your feet)
Hello, hello.
Can you stamp your feet?

Can you stretch up high?
Can you touch your toes?
Can you turn around?
Can you say, “Hello?” Hello, hello.
Can you clap your hands?
Hello, hello.
Can you stamp your feet?

You can sing “Hello Hello” at the very beginning of the class just to warm up and stretch.

2- Make a Circle

Time to make a circle.

Make a circle, big big big. (hand in hand, making circle big)
Small small small. (hand in hand, making circle small)
Big big big.
Make a circle, small small small.
Hello hello hello. (Hello Sun)

Make a circle, round and round. (Turning around hand in hand)
Round and round.
Round and round.
Make a circle, round and round.
Hello hello hello. (Hello Sun)

Make a circle, up up up. (Reach up to the sky on your tiptoes)
Down down down.
Up up up.
Make a circle, down down down. (Crouching down)
Now sit down. (Criss cross your legs)

It can be used as a warm up at the very beginning of the class. It is also useful for the first yoga lesson if the kids do not know each other yet.

3- Wag Your Tail

Clap clap clap your hands. (Clap your hands)
Clap your hands with me.
Clap them fast. Clap them slow.
Clap your hands with me.

Wag your tail like a dog. (Dog: Press your feet and hands into the floor and lift your bottoms to the sky)
Wag wag wag your tail. (Lifting our leg into the air like a tail and giving it a waggle)
Wag your tail with me.
Wag it fast. Wag it slow.
Wag your tail with me.

Thump your chest like a gorilla. (Gorilla: Standing, we gently thump our chest and the floor with our fists)
Thump thump thump your chest.
Thump your chest with me.
Thump it fast. Thump it slow.
Thump your chest with me.

Bend your knees like a camel. (Chair: Standing, bend your knees and lift your arms, sitting down into your chair)*
Bend bend bend your knees.
Bend your knees with me.
Bend them fast. Bend them slow.
Bend your knees with me.Wiggle your ears like a hippopotamus. (Ear Rubbing: Using your thumbs and fingers, give your ears a massage)
Wiggle wiggle wiggle your ears.
Wiggle your ears with me.
Wiggle them fast. Wiggle them slow.
Wiggle your ears with me.

Or you can have fun and dance with “Wag Your Tail” song.

*Camel pose is not appropriate for this song as we need to kneel for the camel pose.