Easter Yoga Lesson Ideas for Kids
A fun and easy Easter-themed yoga lesson plan for kids to enjoy. You will need to pre-print and laminate the images to hide inside your plastic eggs. Use images that appeal to you and the lesson plan you wish to create. Here is an example of the Easter-themed images I use:
Oriental Trading is a great resource for plastic eggs – you can also theme your class around the eggs filled with toy surprises – they have jungle animal and dinosaur ones that are fabulous!
Playlist: Easter Yoga Sample Playlist Linked Below
Age: Preschool to 8
Props: Plastic Eggs with mini image laminates inside. Paper Bunny Ears
Easter Fun Yoga
INTRO/PRANAYAMA: Let’s go to park for an Easter egg hunt!
Walk in Grass – Leg Lifts w/breath
Feel the Spring Sunshine – Sunshine Breath
Rest Under the Shady Trees – Tree/Group Tree
PUT ON BUNNY EARS – Funny, Bunny Breath
GAME: Treasure Hunt
Play Wheel Barrow Game to gather eggs, or Random Drawer from Easter Basket. Each child returns to their mat and take turns opening their egg and leading the posture found inside.
Easter Egg – Hug Knees to Chest Rolls
Peeps – Chick Walk
Bunny – Bunny Hops
Easter Basket – Floor Bow
Easter Bonnet – Inhale/Exhale one hand on head at time, gentle twists on exhale with hands (bonnet) resting on head.
Mix Chocolate – Hip Circles (both directions!)
Pour Chocolate – Triangle
Set Chocolate – Savasana
Egg Roll – Roll back and forth on back and slow to stop, S-T-R-E-T-C-H out. Imagine your egg melting in the sun into a giant chocolate puddle!
Another fun game to add on to the lesson plan – or to be used in the Treasure Hunt portion of lesson plan to collect eggs is a version of Egg and Spoon Race. The child must concentrate to get from one end of room to other balancing the plastic eggs on a spoon, if they drop it they must go back to start. Once all eggs are collected you can open and lead the postures. Or simply play this as a fun mindfulness game after class.
Want to learn more about Kids’ Yoga – join us at our next training. Learn more here: http://yoyoyogaschool.com/learn-to-teach-kids-yoga/yoyo-yoga-school
- The Basics – Introduction to Kids Yoga – Saint Louis, MOMarch 29 – March 31
- 95HR Yoga Alliance Registered Children’s Yoga Teacher Training – Spring 2019March 29 @ 9:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm