Archive for September, 2011

Rainbow Kids Yoga Training coming to Namaste Yoga in OKC in January 2012

Looking for a kids yoga training opportunity?

 

Family Yoga Community Class!    Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4 PM – 5 PM 
Open to all kids ages 3-9 with a parent or caregiver.
Come for an exciting hour of yoga poses, games and adventures.
Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Yoga has never been this much fun!
$10 suggested donation per family. Must pre-register (see flier for details)

Flier: Flier: Family Yoga Community Class – Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 4 PM – 5 PM

 

Rainbow Kids Yoga will be doing a 3-day training at Namaste Yoga in SW Oklahoma City in January 2012!

Here is a flier: Rainbow Kids Yoga Training Flier – OKC Jan. 2012 (PDF)

Here is a link to Namaste Yoga’s website: http://www.namasteyogaokc.com/

Here are details from the Rainbow Kids Yoga website (http://rainbowkidsyoga.net/trainings/oklahoma/oklahoma_training.html):

3 – DAY “YOGA FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES” TEACHER TRAINING
 OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA  
JANUARY 27 – 29, 2012 

Location: Namaste Yoga OKC    10320 S. Penn. Ave., Ste. 203 OKC, OK 73159
Date & Time: January 27 – 29 from 9 AM to 6 PM daily 

The 3-day Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive, intensive and practical certification course.
Be prepared to practice and learn to teach yoga while laughing, dancing, playing and singing!
The Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training is well rounded and intensive, with practical theory, discussions and TONS OF FUN! Most importantly, you will come out with immediate tangible knowledge and tons of fabulous ideas to create original, captivating and fun yoga experiences for kids of all ages, anywhere in the world.

Happy Fall – fun fall books & activities (updated for Fall 2012)

    

Pumpkin Pose from the October 2010 newsletter from ABC’s of Yoga for kids (http://www.abcyogaforkids.com/)  

A few fun fall books & activities to celebrate my favorite season…..

Several of my favorite fall books also have tons of great opportunities for kids yoga poses & breathing:

  • The Busy Little Squirrel by Nancy Tafuri (tree, spider, mouse – child’s pose, bird, grasshopper, frog, fish, cat, dog, pumpkin, owl, squirrel + do toe-ga to pick up pom-pom “acorns”, picking apple stretch, sun stretch & breath, buzzing bee breath, pick up leaves)
  • When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger (blow on leaves, cow, spider, owl, pig-happy baby pose, goat-donkey kicks, chicken-bird, horse-neigh & stretch up, sheep-jump, duck, frog, dragonfly-buzzing breath, dog, squirrel, bird, tree) – Click here for story props I made for this book: When the Leaf Blew In story props (PDF)

  • Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk (raccoon, possum, moon stretch, cat, butterfly, squirrel, bear, turtle, tree, owl, deer, paddle canoe partner pose, quaking aspen tree, bird, bunny breaths)
  • Red Are the Apples by Marc Harshman & Cheryl Ryan (flower, fish, cat, blowing wind breath, chicken-bird, raking-forward bend, bean pods-child’s pose, corn stalks-mountain pose, pumpkin, tractor drive group pose, bug-happy baby pose, scarecrow, crows-bird, apple picking stretch, ladder climbing-brain gym cross crawl)
  • We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger (sun stretch & breath, hike-brain gym cross crawl, mountain, tree, forest-trees group pose, waterfall, boat, skunk-cat pose lifting tail to spray, house- rooftops partner pose, leaf blowing, leaf picking). Click here for printable “Thankful Leaves”: Thankful leaves (PDF) & Be Thankful leaves bookmarks (PDF)

      

Kids Yoga Poses for There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves:

 

Music: To Be a Tree by The Flannery Brothers (http://flannerybrothers.com/track/to-be-a-tree)

Fun Five Golden Autumn Leaves song & printable props:

See more details on this post: http://picklebums.com/2012/05/17/printable-autumn-leaf-puppets-and-a-song/. Get the free PDF printable from Picklebums at: http://picklebums.com/images/printables/picklebums%20autumn%20leaves.pdf.

Fun Free Printable Fall Barrier Game from 3 Dinosaurs: http://www.3dinosaurs.com/printables/packs/fall.php (More great info about “barrier games”: http://www.playingwithwords365.com/2011/11/barrier-games-great-for-language-enrichment/)

Check out the cute video by Alluem Yoga Kids: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jxN8r-BzM0                           

(Alluem Yoga Kids Blog – http://alluemkids.blogspot.com/)


Join in on a discussion about fun fall kids yoga ideas on the OMazing Kids Facebook page:

Click on a book cover to find that book on Amazon.com….
 
Other fun fall finds:
Leaves Falling song from Bill & Tammy’s Children’s World Music Express: http://www.amazon.com/Leaves-Falling/dp/B0017KQ2S6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349304582&s=dmusic&sr=1-1
   
 
 
Coloring Sheets:
       

Craft: Make a Basket & Leaves: 

http://familyfun.go.com/autumn/fall-printables/holiday-basket-with-leaves-704304/

  
Make Pumpkins
Fall Memory Match Game (print 2 copies on cardstock & cut apart into game cards. I added fall scrapbooking paper to the back of mine before laminating them)
A fun Pumpkin Pie Playdoh Recipe (to play with…. not to eat 🙂 )
More free printables, including fall-themed apple, leaves & pumpkin songs: http://www.1plus1plus1equals1.com/fallfun.html

Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP, IAYT, RCYP-2

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness activities for kids of all abilities

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

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Elephant Appreciation Day

Here are a few fun things to celebrate “Elephant Appreciation Day” on September 22nd:

Of course “elephant pose” is a must (picture via ABC’s of Yoga for Kids)  🙂

                     

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{Currently FREE} Check out this cool detailed elephant coloring page that’s currently free from PlayKites Designs (usually $1.49). Grab it quickly since it will only be free for a week: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2016/01/27/currently-free-detailed-printable-elephant-coloring-page-from-playkites-designs/

 

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http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/elephant-coloring-page/ – puppet

http://media.onsugar.com/files/2011/04/15/1/1430/14305791/a8eb8d0f9ad30e60_elephant_coloring_pages.gif – coloring page

http://www.animaljr.com/animal-coloring-pages-elephants/elephant-coloring-page-2/
coloring page  

 

 

 

 

https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/sites/default/files/public/tslac/ld/projects/trc/2005/manual/craftillos/elephantmask.jpg – mask

http://www.ziggityzoom.com/activities.php?a=165another mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

  A wonderful book is “Stand Back,” Said the Elephant, “I’m Going to Sneeze!” by Patricia Thomas

Book:  http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780688093389

Entire book online: http://kidpix.livejournal.com/1170579.html

Coloring pages to go with the book: elephant sneeze coloring pages

Review & Giveaway: Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck

  Looking for a fun way to discuss important positive life skills with kids?

The Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck is a great resource to facilitate these discussions in a kids yoga class, as part of character education lessons in a classroom setting or for parents to use with kids at home.

We used the “Respect” card from the Meanings In Motion card deck after reading the book “The Rainforest Grew All Around” at the free OMazing Kids Yoga Story Stretchers event we did at the Norman Public Library on 9/17/11. It was so cool to see how kids that young understood the concept. They understood “no seed = no tree = no home for the animals” and came up with things they could do to “respect” our planet (pick up trash, turn off the water when brushing teeth, re-use things instead of throwing them away, etc..)”

See the YouTube video of part of that discussion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao2ZXrter-Q

Info about the cards:

The Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck is a portable conversation game that gets the whole family, class or group learning, talking, and implementing positive life skills. Pick a card and let the journey begin by discussing topics such as: gratitude, diversity, self-esteem, goal setting, feelings, responsibility, honesty, respect, integrity, compassion and more.  Each question and activity opens up new ways to connect, learn and grow while having fun at the same time!

• Portable conversation games and activities that allow you and your children to focus on powerful life skills that often get missed in the rush of daily life.
• 22 cards in a deck with more than 80 questions and over 40 activities.
• Great for families, groups, and classrooms.
• Cards are creatively designed by kids for kids
• Ages 5+

Here is a PDF of more great ideas of ways to use these cards: MIM cards More Activities for Families, Groups and Classrooms

Available for purchase on Amazon.com ($15.95): http://www.amazon.com/Meanings-Motion-interactive-bringing-families/dp/0615289975

And check out Meanings in Motion on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Meanings-In-Motion/170488815768

And here’s a sneek peek at the updated Meanings in Motion website (still under construction):http://meaningsinmotion.com/. They are in the process of coming out with  a “revised edition” of the cards with new packaging for portability (on a carabineer for families on the go!) and will include MANY new fun activities for families, groups and classrooms.

DisclaimerI received a free sample of this product to facilitate my review.  Opinions expressed are my own.

 

How to enter the Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck giveaway:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention at least one important life skill concept all kids should learn. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  2. For one additional entry, enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (https://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga) & mention at least one important life skill concept all kids should learn (posts must be in English; 1 entry per Facebook account).

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on September 30, 2011.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address AND a mailing address in the United States of America.
  • Due to the cost of mailing, only USA entries allowed. Sorry… no international entries for this particular contest.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga or Meanings in Motion are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen via a random drawing of valid entries on October 1, 2011.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the Meanings in Motion – Character Building Life Skill Card Deck
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail.
  • In the event that the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • The winner’s mailing address will be obtained via e-mail and will be forwarded to Meanings in Motion.
  • Meanings in Motion will be shipping the card deck directly to the winner.
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.95.

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a deck of life skill cards but just to be safe here is all the legal stuff…

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You are providing your information to OMazing Kids Yoga and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for our internal purposes in relation to the administration of the giveaway. Your information will NOT be sold to any outside parties.

Indemnification/Hold Harmless: By participating, entrants agree: (a) to the decisions of OMazing Kids Yoga, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga and its respective representatives and agents from all liability, injuries, losses or damages of any kind to persons or property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse or use of a prize, or from participation in and/or entry into the Contest or any Contest-related activity and for acceptance, delivery, or use of any prize; (c) that the foregoing parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guaranty, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relating to any prize.

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