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"The Napping House" Literacy Integration Lesson Plan

What's included

coloring pages, lesson plan with detailed instructions that follow the book, activities, yoga pose illustrations in the lesson plan copy and larger illustrations you can print, make copies for children, or simply show on the page or screen.
14 page printable PDF

How to use

do poses as seen in lesson plan
read book and integrate the postures from the lesson plan
look for patterns
enjoy color pages!

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Make reading fun with yoga!

This lesson plan is designed for kids ages 4-10 and includes:

  • List of yoga poses, props, and key themes that relate to the story

  • Story script to read along with The Napping House

  • Guided relaxation, meditation script, crafts, and group activities

  • The Napping House yoga sequence poster, with nine (9) poses

Poses: gate pose, house pose (partner pose), reverse table pose, hero pose, child's pose, dog pose, cat pose, happy baby

The Napping HouseLiteracy Integration is a 14-page PDF download that you can view on your phone, tablet, computer, or print to paper. The download includes worksheets you can make copies of to bring the story to life and expand the themes. 

    Move and breathe through a childhood classic. The Napping Houseby Don and Audrey Wood has been a favorite story in my classes for years, and with a librarian’s suggestion, I brought it to life through yoga for the first time in 2012. Now accompanied by our beautiful illustrations, we can use this yoga sequence to promote a lifelong love of learning, reading, and healthy habits.

     Q: Does it come with the book?
    A: No, you'll need a copy of the story.
    Q: How should I use this lesson plan?
    A: You can do the poses before you read, as you read each page, or once you are done reading. Go slowly and repeat the poses. My favorite is to do each pose per page as you read, it becomes a moving meditation.