Here are two new fun additions to my winter-themed book collection for 2013…..
This new book in the Ladybug Girl series has a great message of “perseverance” and “looking on the bright side”. The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga: reach-stretch to put on warm clothing (long johns, snow pants, boots, puffy jacket, mittens & earmuffs), up dog (for her companion Bingo), sun breath & stretch, cross-crawl hike through the snow, penguin (mountain + waddle), tree with snow on “branches”, blowing snow (blowing cotton balls), bell mindful walking activity, standing forward fold to dig in snow, rock-and-roll snowballs, flying winter dragon (Warrior III), mountain, snow animals (bear, dear, bunny, rhino, gorilla, lion, hippo, unicorn), hot cocoa by the fire (palming), snowflakes (standing star with wiggling fingers). The book ends with the sky turning a deep blue with snowflakes….. would make for a nice transition into Savasana with one of these snowy guided relaxations: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/12/14/even-more-snowy-faves-two-guided-relaxation-stories-great-for-kids-yoga/
Free Ladybug Girl activities & printables: http://www.ladybuggirl.com/printables.html
This book reminds me of the book “The Mitten” with lots of animals squeezing into a sleigh. I love the rhyming cumulative verses and repeated lines. The book has the following opportunities for kids yoga: horse, sleigh, up dog, squirrel, sleigh bells, owl, lynx (cat), deer, bear, tree, blowing snow (blowing cotton balls), mouse, standing star with twinkling fingers, barn (rooftop partners).
Free “My Snow Globe” printable: My Snow Globe
A snowman-themed glitter calming jar from In Lieu of Preschool: http://www.inlieuofpreschool.com/snowman-hush-bottles/
Links to other Winter & Christmas-themed posts…..
Snowy Guided Relaxation:
See More Snowy Faves: “A Perfect Day” by Carin Berger, kids yoga ideas and a snowy playlist:
See the rest of my “Snowy Faves” in this post:
Want even more ideas for Christmas & Winter-themed kids activities? Check out these three posts:
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Love this idea for Snowflake Lions: http://www.willowday.com/2013/01/snow-flake-lions.html?m=1