UPDATED: Now double the pages-- includes larger pictures, additional resources, and both a traditional, and optional "alternative" narrative with a journey through the zoo (caterpillar meets fun animals as he looks for the different foods). BONUS: Includes 20 Printable Yoga Cards to use with this lesson, or as brain breaks throughout the year!
This kids yoga lesson plan, created by a professional children's yoga teacher is the perfect companion to the beloved children's story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle, (must have your own copy of the book for the full tie-in), and includes traditional yoga poses for each stage of the caterpillar's life (modified to be age- and level-appropriate), lots of fun creative movements and imaginative play, oral storytelling and singing, breathing & calming (self-regulation) exercises, relaxation, visualization & mindfulness activities, and self-esteem building lessons!
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).
Use the full lesson tied to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", or pull out specific kids yoga poses/calming exercises to use for brain breaks, or in other lesson plans throughout the school year.
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!)
-Days of the Week
-Sunrise and Sunset (Waking and Sleeping)
-The life cycle of a butterfly
-Benefits of eating healthy
-Intro to Yoga/Body Awareness (including 20+ poses and breathing/relaxation techniques)
This plan is also appropriate for use by parents!
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