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balloon squeeze craft

Balloon Squeeze Balls

About Stress The word "stress" has many meanings. It can be a noun -- emotional and physical pressure you experience. ("Homework is such a major stress!") It can also be a verb -- emotional and physical reactions in your body as a result of the pressure. ("Homework is totally stressing me out!") Stress ...
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polar bears

Wonderful Winter Lesson Plan

Explore the winter season’s animals, characteristics and interesting facts while practicing yoga in a fun, safe and educational way with this Wonderful Winter Lesson Plan! MATERIALS
  • Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Tape or glue
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basket of apples

“Sugar-free” Crustless Apple Pie

No sugar, no this even pie? I guess it's not technically pie, but it has all the right flavors and it's delicious! Apples have lots and lots of natural sugars, like most fruits. Along with bananas, apples have some of the highest natural sugar content of any fruit. Sometimes apples ...
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Animal Hand-tlers Craft

Animal Hand-tlers

An easy craft for the season! Create Animal Hand-tlers to wear while you celebrate the holidays! Supplies:
  • Two pieces of card stock or construction paper per pair
  • Scissors
  • Writing utensil
  • Stapler and/or glue
  • Optional: coloring tools, paints, sequins, and other “flair” for decorating
Pita Trees

Pita Holiday Trees

The holidays are filled with sugary-sweet snacks... from Christmas cookies to candy canes to delicious homemade pies. That's one reason we LOVE this healthy kid-friendly snack... that's simple enough for kids to put together without help! Total time: 30m or less Ingredients:
  • Package of pita bread
  • Green Garden Dip* ...
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Woman with Head in Hands

Holiday Stress Busters for Parents

The holidays are upon us and as rich, wonderful and filled with love as the holidays might be we sometimes find ourselves surrounded by stress. But why choose that when you can choose something much more fun instead? Use The Energy of Asking to make your YogaKids holidays the most ...
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Snowman Glitter Shaker craft

Snowman Glitter Shaker

GLITTER! What a great addition to a snow shaker! Your YogaKids will love this winter craft idea of a Snowman Glitter Shaker. Supplies
  • One jar with a screw on lid (like a pasta sauce jar)
  • One 12”x12” piece of felt for the hat
  • Hot glue
  • Glycerin
  • A ribbon or ...
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Handprint Menorah craft

Handprint Menorah

The Festival of Lights has begun! Celebrate with this easy Handprint Menorah craft... perfect for your YogaKids class or an at-home arts & crafts activity! Supplies:
  • Patterned or brightly colored paper to use for candle flames
  • A piece of card stock
  • Tempera or other water based paint in the ...
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Holiday Bells

Body Concert

We all learn in different ways and some of us learn best through music and rhythm. By incorporating music with yoga poses, we not only tap into the passions of children, but poses come alive, are more fun and memorable. During the holiday season, we hear many familiar songs. This ...
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snowman skewer snack

Snowman Skewers

Make fruit fun with these healthy Snowman Skewers! Easy enough for your YogaKids to make on their own, this super-cute snack is a perfect holiday treat! Total time: 30m or less Ingredients:
  • Bananas – each banana makes about two and a half skewers
  • One red and one green apple
  • ...
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Snow Covered Forest

Winter Solstice YogaKids Lesson Plan

The Winter Solstice is a time of renewal. Bring in new light, joy and peace. Enjoy this FREE YogaKids Lesson Plan that will help your kids celebrate this special time of year! MATERIALS Suggested Music: Reach for the Sun (YogaKids Musical MusingsCelebration (Kool & The Gang), So I Jump in the ...
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Children playing in the snow

Snow Salutation

A sun salutation in yoga is a sequence of poses, linked together with your breath. They are a wonderful way to wake up in the morning, and celebrate the sun and how it helps give life to all living things. This winter, you can do a new version of this ...
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