Here's a great activity to help encourage the children to be more active and also get involved in the story of The Gingerbread Man. Print and read out the story and get the kids involved by asking them to take part in the suggested actions and yoga poses - so much fun!
NEW! There are so many benefits to practising yoga with the kids. It strenghtens, stretches, invigorates, calms - and of course it is fun. In our new yoga collection we have useful yoga posters, cards and colouring pages for learning suitable poses for children, as well as games to play to help the children become more familiar with them.
Children will naturally avoid twisting their bodies in a way that is painful or damaging so don’t worry too much about the specifics of the yoga poses - let them naturally create the shape or the stretch that feels good for each position. The emphasis is on having fun, moving and finding what feels nice.
Our Yoga Resources
Do your children know Eric Carle's story of The Hungry Caterpillar? We've suggested movements and child-safe yoga poses so that you can get the kids moving and stretching while telling the story with their bodies.
When a little bit of movement or physical is required - grab a die and make a game of it! Roll the dice and do the movement you see in the chart. We've come up with 3 different ideas for each number, including some yoga poses, so there's lots of fun to be had with this activity.
Our simple printable yoga cards are a great way to introduce yoga to kids. Print onto white card (laminate if you prefer), and cut out each card. The children will love picking out a card and trying the pose!
Yoga and stretching is a great way of moving the body and staying active. Here we have ideas for some exciting yoga games that you could play with the children to encourage movement. Scroll down for a printable version of the games to keep as a reminder, or just read the ideas below.
Introduce the children to nine simple yoga poses with this set of fun colouring pages. Each picture in this set has a colourful background which pops the picture out and makes them so much fun to colour in!
The kids can learn a 'downward dog' from a 'mermaid pose' by colouring in this fun set of yoga pose colouring pages.