Spring is in full swing. The birds are chirping, plants are blooming, the air is warmer, and the days are longer. At my house this means that gardening is beginning. My thumb isn’t green, more yellow really, but I try. This year I plan to plant lettuce, peppers, green beans, tomatoes, and flowers. Gardening is also an excellent theme to incorporate into kids yoga. Garden yoga is great not only for the Spring, but can be utilized year round.
Garden Yoga Pose Ideas
Each pose represents something associated with gardening. Whether you are posing like a seed or a butterfly be sure to enjoy your yoga! Modify the poses as needed. Let the kids enjoy the yoga and be creative with their poses.
Walk The Fence
Tandem standing – do it on both sides. Or work on walking heel to toe across the room.
Lay flat on your back with your legs squeezed together. Point your toes. Prop yourself on your elbows keeping your hands on the floor. Lift your belly and chest off the ground. Let your head rest back (it can gently touch the floor). Hold and breathe.
Chair Pose – Move to standing and even jump if you’d like. Imagine being a sprout coming out of the ground!
Forward Fold – Move your arms like water flowing out of a watering can.
Lay flat on your tummy. Place your hands under your shoulders. Lift your chest off the floor. Look up. Hold.
Start seated criss-cross on the floor. Place your hands in front of your chest with the palms pressed together. Breathe in and raise your hands over your head and wiggle your fingers like rain. Breathe out, clap your hands together like thunder. Repeat with each breath.
Chair Pose – Hold and breathe!
Airplane Pose – Think of yourself as a ladybug flying through the air!
Garden Yoga Cards and Printables
Do you love the idea of Garden Yoga, but want it accessible, ready made and easy to use at all times? I don’t blame you! Pink Oatmeal has two versions of Garden Yoga Cards and printables available for you in my Teachers Pay Teachers store or store on the blog. These sets consist of the SAME poses, they just have a different presentation. This way you can choose what set works best in your setting!
This set of yoga cards and printables consists of REAL KIDS in the garden themed yoga poses. Find all the fun poses above in your set of cards that is ready made for you! Grab them in the shop or at TpT!
This set includes all of the above poses are included with a fun everyday graphic (not kids in the pose) in the set of cards. There is also a cover card included for an easy way to keep your yoga cards organized! Full sheet printables of the poses come with the set too. You can see full previews of the resource in the shops. Get them at the shop or at TpT!
Get more yoga ideas with more themes on Pink Oatmeal!