The Spring season is often a time for children to play outside, participate in outdoor sports, and enjoy the feeling of being outside in the fresh air.
Children come to understand the world through what they experience in nature. Invoking the elements of nature during the Spring will help them learn vocabulary that enables improved communication. What do you like about springtime? What changes do you notice outside?
The poses we chose are a sample of things found in nature such as the turtle, the rainbow, and the flower. The poses are fun and accessible to most people. We recommend having fun while exploring these poses. Don't overemphasize the form of the pose, rather focus on the energy the children put behind their participation.
One fun tip: When exploring turtle pose, invoke the feeling of feeling shy or overwhelmed. Retreat into the shell until you are ready to join the others. Then when you are ready, come out of your shell, sit up tall, look around and take the world in.
Enjoy these poses with the children you love!
Yoga Cards and Lesson Plans for Teachers and Parents
In our Educator’s edition, we provide 3 easy-to-follow lesson plans for teachers, parents, and anyone else that works with children (ages 2-7, 7-11, and tween/teen). Each lesson plan is formatted to teach an entire class, including discussion prompts, group activities, yoga movement, guided relaxations, crafts, and coloring pages. You can take segments of the lesson plan to integrate into a classroom setting or teach the entire thing in a yoga or phys. ed setting.
Following the Flow and Grow Kids Yoga methodology, we help anyone and everyone focus on how kids learn and give instructions to enable all people to lead children into this work.
Be yourself and go off script any amount. Do what we offer and give it a personal twist. Make room for the ideas of your kiddos and engage their creativity as much as you can while staying focused on the experience you wish to facilitate. Our methodology is flexible, so you can be present to the needs of the children you are leading.
Our Lesson Plan includes:
Printable yoga deck to learn five (5) yoga poses with instruction written for kids
Three (3) lesson plans to educate yogis (split into young kids, kids, and tweens)
Detailed instruction for group activities, breathing exercises, guided relaxations, and facilitated discussions
Spring-themed crafts with printables to get the creativity flowing
Printable journal to reflect on your practice
Full-page Spring sequence yoga poster
Perfect for practicing anywhere! Use this deck at home, school, park, or when traveling!
Made for educators, parents, and anyone doing yoga with children! Includes three specially designed yoga lesson plans that can be taught to kids ages 2-7, 7-11, and 11+.
The Spring Sequence + Curriculumis a 27 page PDF download which you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print out onto paper. We recommend cutting out each card and taping/gluing on a 4x6 index card or card stock. For added durability, laminate each card.