A very fun Autumn/Fall themed lesson plan, written by a professional children's yoga teacher, and tied to the cute book "Fletcher and the Falling Leaves" by Julia Rawlinson.
Unit includes special Fall-themed stretches, songs, creative movement, and traditional yoga, modified to be age-appropriate. Fun poses and breathing exercises include:
Fox, Squirrel, Porcupine, Birds, Tree, Wind Breathing, Calming Pumpkin Pose, Scarecrow Stretching, and so much more!
A wonderful way to add fun movement and active-learning into your lessons, while helping students with oral storytelling in brain-friendly ways to enhance retention, create a love of books, and make learning super fun!
Use the full unit (warm-ups, breathing exercises, yoga poses, relaxation and visualization, sensory play, supplemental activities and songs), or just pull out smaller sections for 10-min brain breaks!
Download also includes 4 pages of Printable Cards (4 per page) with the yoga poses from the lesson. Use these as great visuals while you lead this specific plan, or pull the cards out for fun brain breaks throughout the year!
Full Unit Length: 45 minutes
Ages: K-4th Grade (with several variations of poses, making it easy for instructors to adapt for different ages and abilities)
-Nature, the cycle of seasons, why leaves change color
-Animals preparing for winter (squirrels and porcupines)
-Intro to Yoga/Body Awareness
The lesson plans do not promote or include any spiritual/religious elements.
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