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Thanksgiving Cornucopia

A Thanksgiving Story

Enjoy a FREE YogaKids Lesson Plan about Thanksgiving. Teach your kids the story of Thanksgiving through yoga poses with this original lesson plan. AGES: 2-6, 7-11 MATERIALS
  • Music and music player (Suggested Music: Native American drums, Hallelujah by K.D. Lang, Colors of the Wind by Judy Kuhn, We Are ...
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Gratitude Jars

Count Your Blessings Craft

Our Blessings Jar began several years back on November 1s. We would nightly write what we were thankful for on a slip of paper and place it in the "Blessings Jar" that rested on the kitchen table. We would watch our blessings grow as the jar became fuller and fuller ...
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Peanut Butter and Jelly Pose

Celebrate the Season with Edible Poses

Fun facts about Thanksgiving
  • The first Thanksgiving feast lasted an entire 3 days
  • The average American eats 4500 calories on Thanksgiving, 2500 more than most of us need.
  • Turkey is the traditional dish served because in the 1600s, Turkeys were the most plentiful wild game.
  • Speaking of turkeys, ...
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Ahimsa craft

Exploring Ahimsa

This YogaKids lesson plan teaches about ahimsa, one of the yamas of yoga philosophy. Ahimsa is the first of the 10 yamas and is about kindness and compassion. Explore this ahimsa with your students with this engaging and delightful lesson plan! AGES 7-11, 12+ MATERIALS
black cat with pumpkin

Rock Your Chakras Halloween Style!

Need a Halloween-themed class for your older students? Download an amazing one here! ...
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Elementary Students on School Bus

Learning to Unhurry

Wow! Where has the summer gone? Prior to my mommy years, I always thought I would look forward to my children returning to school. However, here I sit  — one week before school is to start — feeling sad, anxious, nervous and downright icky… as I have for the last ...
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Yellowstone National Park landscape

M is for Majestic

Enjoy a FREE YogaKids Lesson Plan about National Parks! Start by sharing a little about National Parks! Did you know... there are 60 National Parks in the United states? In 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park. California has the most parks with nine, followed by Alaska with eight. Have ...
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Back to School graphic

Back to School: Easing the Transition

It’s hard to think about ‘Back To School’ when we are in the middle of sunscreen, bathing suits, popsicles and cookouts. But before we know it, the fall will be upon us bringing a new school year. This is a big transition in the life of a child and we, ...
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spring flowers graphic

Family Yoga Theme Night: Spring is in the Air

Spring is officially here (for those of us in the Northern hemisphere) and we're so happy to welcome warmer weather! It's a great time to plan a Family Yoga Theme Night -- and we can help! This awesome lesson plan features a Planting Seeds Yoga Flow and poses that truly ...
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Bringing Laughing Language Home

Bringing Laughing Language Home

What do you do if you come home and find your kids playing soccer/football in the house? Well, I came home and my girls were playing football in the house with a (don't laugh) bag of onions. The skins were EVERYWHERE! My kids are not toddlers, of which I could almost ...
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Kids Sitting on Bench

The Opposite of Mindfulness

When the Sandy Hook tragedy happened, I was more than a little distraught. At the time, my kids were 4 and 7 years old. My friend -- having seen all my Facebook posts on the matter -- called to ask if I really thought my kids were going to be ...
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Woman Meditating on Beach

Acceptance and Letting Go

"Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on." - Eckhart Tolle Life with bipolar disorder combined with ADHD is an interesting adventure—but teaching kids yoga has made it a much more bearable one. I realized that I have a knack for teaching ...
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