Dr. Seuss books & characters are a wonderful inspiration for kids yoga class activities. Here are a few ideas based on the book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”:
- Mt. Crumpit mountain pose
- Max the downward facing dog pose
- Who choo-choo breath
- Christmas tree pose (make ornaments from paper, felt or foam & hang from your arms (“branches”) in tree pose)
- Who feast (group table pose)
- Grinch Santy Claus Ho-Ho-Ho breath
- Crumbs too small for a mouse pose
- Group sled pose (seated angle in a line, lean to each side)
- Heart grew three sizes mudra (pic: http://tinyurl.com/c7s7dtt)
This story would be best for kids who are a little older and can lead to great discussions about the over-commercialization of Christmas, what was truly important to the Whos, etc.
I added 3 yoga cards to my Seuss Yoga post:
More Seuss Yoga – Grinch - 1-page PDF.
Cool blog post “The Grinch’s Heart Chakra!” by my friend Carolyn Clarke, author of Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids: http://sdyogakids.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/the-grinchs-heart-chakra/
Get the whole collection of Seuss Yoga printable cards in this post: http://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/02/28/the-yoga-of-dr-seuss-printable-from-omazing-kids-yoga/
Looking for lots of ideas for Christmas & Winter-themed kids yoga? Check out my updated post: http://omazingkidsllc.com/2011/12/03/christmas-winter-themed-kids-yoga-ideas/. I’m adding new things to it frequently
12 Days of Christmas Kids Yoga: http://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas-kids-yoga/
See snowy faves, kids yoga ideas & a snowy playlist at: http://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/10/more-snowy-faves-a-perfect-day-by-carin-berger-kids-yoga-ideas-and-a-snowy-playlist/
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities
Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2
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