Pirates seem to be quite a popular theme with the kids that I’ve worked with in the schools. What I like about the pirate theme is that it is quite easy to incorporate into movement. Pirates search for treasure, sail on boats, walk the plank, read maps etc. All of which can be incorporated into movement with a pirate theme!
Pirate Theme Yoga
Airplane Pose – Now flap your arms like you are a parrot!
Walk The Plank
Tandem Standing – Stand with your right toe touching your left heel. Don’t lose your balance and repeat on the opposite side.
Palm Tree Pose
Pirate Ship Pose
Happy Baby Pose – Roll like a barrel!
Fish Pose – Move your mouth like a fish!
Hands on your stomach – Focus on breathing in and out!
Forward Fold – Dig into your treasure box!
Pirate Theme Brain Breaks
These are a great way to keep kids active. Determine the duration and distance based on your needs and the needs of the kids!
Walk The Plank
March Around, Tip Toe Around, Walk Backward, Walk Heel To Toe, Walk On Your Heels, Side Step Around, Scissor Step Walking (Right Foot Lead), Scissor Step Walking (Left Foot Lead)
Sail The Ship
Boat Pose, Right To Left Foot Hops, Spin the wheel (spin in place), Single Foot Hop Across A Room
Follow The Map
Mountain Climbers, Swim Across A Room, Gallop Around A Room, Crawl Across A Room
Squat, Lunge, Up and Down on Your Toes, Up and Down on Your Heels
Read The Clues
Sequence Patterns: Example Jump, Spin, Clap Repeat – Any Action With Repetition,
YMCA, Macarena, Limbo, Dance Party, Hokey Pokey, Cha-Cha Slide, Freeze Dance
On The Land
Jump Across The Room, Skip Around The Room, Bicycle, Jumping Jacks, Fly A Kite (Kite Pose), Run In Place, 3 Legged Walk, Knee Walking
On The Boat
Captain (Simon Says) Says, Parrot Pose, Back Trace, Heads Down Sails Up (Heads Down Thumbs Up)
Get Your Own
Do you love the idea of pirate yoga and brain breaks but want it accessible and easy to use at all times? I don’t blame you! I have them available for you in my Teachers Pay Teachers store or in the shop on the blog. There are both brain break cards and 2 options for yoga cards available!
Brain Break Cards
Pirate Yoga Cards and Printables
There are two different sets of yoga cards with a pirate theme for you to choose from (or get both!). Each set of cards and printables has the same poses, but different presentations for you to choose which works best in your setting (you may even want both sets!). The first set offers pirate themed pictures along with descriptions of the poses. This set does not include pictures of kids in the poses. Check them out below!
Pirate Kids Yoga
The second yoga set has the same poses as the first, but in this set you get pictures of real kids in the pirate themed poses instead of pirate themed pictures. Be sure to check them out below!
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My store at Pink Oatmeal has ideas to get the kids moving at home, in the classroom, and in therapy! If you prefer Teachers Pay Teachers you can find me there too with even more ideas to get the kids moving!