Yoga Basket by Ms. Alex

Everyone can benefit from yoga, even your little ones! This easy make, easy to use- gross motor “work” promotes balance, body and breath awareness and is a wonderful tool your child can use independently to learn self-regulation. 

Materials:

  •   Child size yoga mat (or even a nap roll)
  • Printed “Animal Yoga Pose Cards
  • Basket or bag to hold the mat and pose cards 

Steps:

  1. Print the cards and cut the dotted lines. Ta-da! You have your own kid’s yoga pose cards
  2. Place the yoga cards and mat in the basket
  3. Help your little yogi find a spot on their work shelf where they can visit their yoga bag anytime they feel the need to pose, stretch or breathe it out!

 

For a child who likes a challenge, add a kitchen or sand timer to the basket. “Let’s see how long you can stay up in that pose with deep breathing!”

Extensions: 

In honor of Earth Day, take your yoga basket outside like Ms. Margaret in her Garden Yoga Video.