Everyday Activities for Little Yogis

For children to experience the many benefits of yoga and mindfulness, they must be introduced and practiced in relaxed and playful ways, filled with positive experiences, thus enticing them to return again and again to their mats, connecting mind, body, and spirit. 

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Yoga By the Sea Game

Read the riddles, place your guesses, and practice the poses in this beautiful, nature-infused yoga story and guessing game, pictured below. 

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Sa Ta Na Ma

Build pre-writing fine motor strength, and integrate music into your yoga play by singing the "Sa Ta Na Ma" song, tapping each finger to the thumb as you sing the words. 

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Run on the Ceiling

Build core strength, get your wiggles out, and send some extra oxygen to the brain. This fun and silly activity provides a safe and productive way to practice gross motor skills. 

Making Magic Wands

Strengthen the connection to nature, build fine motor skills, focus, concentration, and attention skills, and melt away any stress or anxiety as you wind colorful yarn and string around sticks to make your very own wand. Then, unleash the magic as you transform others into all your favorite yoga poses.

Strengthen the connection to nature, build fine motor skills, focus, concentration, and attention skills, and melt away any stress or anxiety as you wind colorful yarn and string around sticks to make your very own wand. Then, unleash the magic as you transform others into all your favorite yoga poses.

More Ways to Play with Yoga and Mindfulness

  • Yogi Says (like Simon Says)
  • Playing with Breath Control
  • Read Yoga & Mindfulness Stories
  • Mandalas with Loose Parts from Nature
  • Make a Yoga Obstacle Course
  • Head Outside for a Walking Meditation 
  • Play Yoga Studio and let the kids teach a lesson!
  • Yoga Freeze Dance
  • Make a Yoga Dice Poster (or make a new one!)
  • Paint Mandala Stones or Yoga Story Stones
  • Hold That Pose! Who Can Hold It Longest?
  • Mandala & Nature Coloring Pages
  • Singing Bowl or Bell Ringing Meditation
  • Do a Nature or Mandala Puzzle
  • Try Out a Few Partner Poses
  • Play Yoga Charades

Yoga and Mindfulness Stories for Children


Additional Resources for Teachers and Parents