Tag: Kids Yoga Activities

Fun Yoga Activities for Kids

Yoga and mindfulness have been shown to improve both physical and mental health in school-age children (ages 6 to 12). Yoga improves balance, strength, endurance, and aerobic capacity in children. Yoga and mindfulness offer psychological benefits for children as well. A growing body of research has already shown that yoga can improve focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and classroom behavior, and can even reduce anxiety and stress in children. (https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/more-than-just-a-game-yoga-for-school-age-children-201601299055)

Here are some kids yoga activity ideas for getting started with yoga either at home or in your classroom:

Kids Yoga Story: Little Pip and the Rainbow Wish by Elizabeth Baguley and Caroline PedlerKids Yoga Story: Little Pip and the Rainbow Wish by Elizabeth Baguley and Caroline Pedler

Pip would love to play with Milly and Spike, but he's too shy to ask. If only he had something to give them . . . An inspiring tale of courage and friendship… Enjoy the story with nineteen kid’s yoga poses and a meditation script about being shy...

Kids Yoga Story: Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French and Alison BartlettKids Yoga Story: Oliver’s Vegetables by Vivian French and Alison Bartlett

It is a great veggie story! With a bit of help from his grandfather, Oliver soon discovers that life exists beyond french fries. Enjoy the story with twenty kids’ yoga poses! It was morning (Hello Sun: Stand with the feet hip distance apart. Lift your arms upwards and continue the movement

Kids Yoga Story: The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. ReynoldsKids Yoga Story: The Smallest Gift of Christmas by Peter H. Reynolds

When Roland sees the tiny gift waiting for him under the tree on Christmas morning, he is unimpressed. Wishing and wishing for something bigger, he finds that his present does indeed grow and grow, until finally he finds a rocket and jets into space, looking for bigger and bigger things.