Newly Updated! Includes 3 pages of yoga cards (12 total, each with a full color photo) for the poses, to use along with the book! Use the yoga cards with this unit, or as fun brain breaks throughout the school year. Perfect for a Cloud or Weather-Related Unit!
This storytime kids yoga unit, created by a professional children's yoga teacher, is the perfect companion to the sweet story "Little Cloud" by Eric Carle, and includes traditional yoga poses for each cloud formation (modified to be age-appropriate), lots of fun creative movements and imaginative play, oral storytelling and singing, breathing & calming (self-regulation) exercises, relaxation, visualization & mindfulness activities,
Use the full lesson tied to the story "Little Cloud" (must have a copy of the book itself), or pull out specific poses/calming exercises to use for brain breaks, or in other lesson plans throughout the school year.
Each lesson plan is KID TESTED, and includes step-by-step instructions for the poses/exercises, tons of pictures and examples of the lesson plan in action, and a list of additional resources (including books, props, songs, etc.to supplement the lesson plan).
All lessons include tips on working with various ages and abilities (this specific plan is tailored to Preschoolers-3rd Grade), giving options of difficulty for poses and allowing instructors to modify for their specific students.
The lesson plans do not promote or include any spiritual/religious elements.
LENGTH: 30-45 min (or just use specific sections for a 10 minute brain break!)
-Mindfulness, Relaxation and Visualization Tools
-Intro to Yoga/Body Awareness (including 20+ poses and breathing/relaxation techniques)
This plan is also appropriate for use by parents!
Find my supplemental worksheet for the unit here
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