Fun and Engaging Kids Yoga
Children love to use their imaginations, move their bodies and play games. These activities help them feel connected to their peers, develop their balance and strength and build self-esteem. In addition to learning yoga poses, they also learn valuable life lessons and skills that will serve them well throughout their lives.
A fun and engaging way to begin a Fun and Engaging Kids Yoga is to have a game with the group. One of the best games to play is Guess the Animal, similar to charades. In this game, one child will perform a pose that looks like an animal and other students will try to guess what it is. This is a great way to reinforce previously learned poses and also build friendships within the class.
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Another great way to keep the kids engaged is through storytelling. Using children’s books that are based on animals, holidays or trips will help them connect with the story and use their imaginations. This activity helps them feel more invested in the class, making it feel personal to them.
Adding yoga poses into existing books is a great way to introduce kids to the benefits of yoga and literacy at the same time. If you don’t have any yoga animal books in your library, it is easy to make your own! Simply choose a book that has lots of characters or a lot of animals and add yoga poses into the pages. This activity is also a great way to practice alphabetization and encourages kids to be creative with their poses.