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Albums of FREE printable mandalas & coloring pages on OMazing Kids

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There are several albums of free printable mandalas and coloring pages saved in albums on the OMazing Kids Facebook page. They are organized by theme and the link to the original source for each printable is on that picture:

* More Mandalas: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.334189406632071.93408.174264525957894&type=3

* Cool Coloring Sheets: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.334211363296542.93412.174264525957894&type=3

* Summer Mandalas & Coloring Pages: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.562856483765361.1073741843.174264525957894&type=3

* Fall Mandalas & Coloring Sheets: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.453074078076936.123042.174264525957894&type=3

* Winter Mandalas & Coloring Pages: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.460520693998941.124826.174264525957894&type=3

* Hearts & Valentines Mandala Coloring Pages: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.317072695010409.90378.174264525957894&type=3

* Shamrock & Irish Mandalas and Coloring Pages: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.331507490233596.92819.174264525957894&type=3

* Sun, Rainbows,Spring, Insects & Flowers Mandalas & Coloring Pages:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.343747752342903.95643.174264525957894&type=3

* Animal Mandalas & Coloring Pages: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.344153432302335.95762.174264525957894&type=3

* My Many Colored Days: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.224210014296678.70514.174264525957894&type=3

* Back To School: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.590813190969690.1073741853.174264525957894&type=3

* Other Printables: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544778072239869.1073741835.174264525957894&type=3

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what’s stored in albums on my Facebook page. I use it like a virtual filing cabinet so I can find things I posted later 🙂

 

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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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Review & Giveaway: Kings & Queens of the Forest CD by Kira Willey

 

 

Ready for more amazing music? Kira Willey, award-winning singer/songwriter and certified children’s yoga teacher, has come out with her much-anticipated 2nd CD!

 

Kings & Queens of the Forest” blends upbeat, danceable music with get-up-and-move yoga inspiration for kids. The album includes 13 joyful folk/pop originals and 13 bonus Yoga Tracks with instructional voice-overs, as well as a lyric booklet that guides parents with illustrations of Kira’s kid-friendly yoga routines. This is music parents will love as much as their kids and the bonus tracks engage the kids in simple and fun yoga, with its incredible mind/body benefits. Kira’s pure, sweet, and soothing voice resonates with kids. Parents of children with special needs report that their kids are captivated by Kira’s songs, and preschool teachers, occupational therapists, and other youth workers regularly use Kira’s songs in their work. Her fun and easy-to-follow yoga instruction teaches self-awareness, improves balance and strength, and builds confidence.

 

What I LOVE about this CD:

  • I am a huge fan of folk music for kids and Kira’s vocal and musical style makes you smile inside  🙂  …. I enjoy listening to it just as music as well as using it in my work with kids as a Speech-Language Pathologist & in OMazing Kids Yoga.
  • The songs would be great to use in any classroom, therapy clinic & yoga studio….. the songs have universal appeal.
  • Songs can tie in to specific yoga poses & the instructional book with lyrics and pics of each yoga sequence for each song is attached to the inside cover of the CD case. The yoga tracks include detailed instruction from Kira with the music playing softly in the background.
  • The music will appeal to a wide age range of kids (and even those of us who are “kids at heart”!).
  • Love the positive & upbeat message in each of the songs. Listen to the lyrics and you will hear many great built-in self-affirmations, positive social interactions & messages of taking care of our world!
  • A portion of this CD’s proceeds are being donated to KidsPeace (www.kidspeace.org)
  • All the songs are so great & unique in their own way that I can’t pick a “fave”…. Love them all!

Website: http://www.firefliesyoga.com

Get a free download of the “Mr. Cricket Hop” song by signing up for her newsletter on her website – http://www.firefliesyoga.com/blogscommunity/newsletter-signup/ . While you are on that page be sure to get the pic with the lyrics.

Also check out Kira’s Soundcloud page for a few more song previews & occasionally free downloads: http://soundcloud.com/kira-willey-music

 
Purchase Music: Here’s the link to ordering info on her website: http://www.firefliesyoga.com/kiras-music/purchase-music/

Kira has a link on her website to print off the CD instructional book insert with all the lyrics & pics of the yoga pose sequences for each song  (so cool that she did that so folks who buy her CD via digital download won’t miss out!) – 15 page PDF – http://www.firefliesyoga.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2011/11/fireflies-cd-insert.pdf

 

 Be sure to “like” Kira Wiley Fireflies Musical Yoga for Kids” on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Kira-Willey/294811003885237? for all the latest info & updates! Word is that Kira is currently working on a lullaby album as well as a family music collection for future release…. So you don’t want to miss out on updates for those projects! Her page includes a cool “BandPage” tab: www.facebook.com/pages/Kira-Willey/294811003885237?sk=app_178091127385  

More places to preview & purchase her music: You can purchase the music and listen to samples of all the CD tracks, including the bonus yoga tracks on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Queens-of-the-Forest/dp/B005VW3DC4/ref=tmm_msc_title_0 ), CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kirawilley2 ) & iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/kings-queens-of-the-forest/id473040797 )

For more information about Kira Willey, a video of her practicing yoga with kids, and tracks from her CD (original songs as well as the instructional Yoga Tracks): http://cyberpr.biz/clients/3034

Video demo of Kira doing kids yoga: http://www.kyte.tv/ch/lifestyle/yoga-for-kids-demonstration/p=674&c=465537&s=1604900

Great article by Kira: “Yoga for Kids: Three Moves and Poses to Try Teach your children a few fun and simple poses that foster bedtime calm, bonding, relaxation and healthy self-image” – http://www.metroparent.com/Metro-Parent/January-2012/Yoga-for-Kids-Three-Moves-and-Poses-to-Try/ .

Price at the time of this post: $15.00

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

Here are two printables I made to go with a “firefly” theme: (click on each pic to open that PDF)

  

How to enter the giveaway:

  1. Enter via the “Giveaways” tab on the OMazing Kids Yoga FB page (http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga?v=app_197602066931325) & mention specific ways you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; must include full first & last name; 1 entry per Facebook account).
  2. For one additional entry, leave a comment on this blog post. Must mention specific ways you would be using this CD with your child or the children you work with. (comments must be in English; 1 entry per person; must have a valid e-mail address)
  3. Tips: Entering via the “Giveaways” tab will save me the step of having to obtain your mailing address – the info you complete on the tab comes directly to me via an e-mail. You increase your odds of winning by entering via both methods.

Entry Deadline: Enter by any of the methods listed above by 11:59pm CST on February 21, 2012.

Rules of Participation:

  • Must be 18 years or older with a valid e-mail address.
  • Only USA entries are being allowed for this particular giveaway.
  • Employees or family members of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC or the product’s company are not eligible.
  • No purchase required.
  • Comments submitted via the Enter Giveaways Here…. tab on Facebook may be copied & pasted into the blog post.
  • Odds of winning will depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen via a drawing of valid entries on February 22, 2012.
  • The winner will get one (1) copy of the “Kings & Queens of the Forest” CD.
  • The winner will be notified via e-mail and will be posted on the blog post.
  • If a winner only entered via blog post, their mailing address will be obtained via e-mail.
  • In the event that a winner does not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be selected via a random drawing.
  • I will be mailing the CD to the winner….. so it may take me a few days to make it to the post office around my work schedule to get it mailed to you 🙂
  • Prize Value: retail price $15.00

Other Legal Stuff: I know it’s just a kids CD 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, LLC 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, LLC, which shall be final in all respects; (b) to release, discharge, and hold harmless OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC 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.

 

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

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Give Love: A Valentine’s Day Lesson Plan from OMazing Kids Yoga

Happy Valentine’s Day, Mouse!” by Laura Numeroff is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day books. There are several animals (mouse, dog, cat, bunny, moose, fox, pig) so it is great for a kids yoga class. Each animal in the story has a unique strength & I love how Mouse takes the time to make a special card for each of his friends…. and the friends have a special surprise for Mouse 🙂

How we did the poses for this book: mouse – child’s pose, upward facing dog, cat, bunny breaths (3 quick sniffs in), moose -a variation on “deer” pose from Yoga In My School (http://yogainmyschool.com/2010/07/19/kids-yoga-poses-deer-pose-marichiyasana-ii/) – we added holding our hands up on our heads as antlers,  fox – the sign for “fox” http://www.babysignlanguagedictionary-mysmarthands.com/fox_-_ASL_sign_for_fox.html – looks like the Gyan mudra around the nose, & pig – the yoga freeze dance since pig & mouse are dancing on that page in the book 🙂

Here are symbols I made to use with the book:

Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse – symbols (1 page PDF)

I think Pig & Mouse are dancing to the MC Yogi song “Give Love”… so we did Yoga Freeze Dance to this song. When the music stops you freeze in your favorite yoga pose.

(http://www.yogafriends.com/mc_yogi_give_love.mp3 – “right click” on this link & “save target as” to save the mp3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpVUih5nY9g

The Valentine’s Day playlist on my Soundcloud:

http://soundcloud.com/omazing-kids-yoga/sets/valentines-day-playlist/

Bari Koral’s Hearts song:

Bari Koral Hearts - click pic to go to Youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejwrUXNoDds

Imaginations: Fun Relaxation Stories and Meditations for Kids has two guided imagery stories that will be great to use with a Valentine’s Day or love theme kids yoga class! Here is a partial screenshot. See more details about this fabulous book in this post on the OMazing Kids blog: https://omazingkidsllc.com/2012/08/26/review-giveaway-imaginations-fun-relaxation-stories-and-meditations-for-kids/. Available on Amazon at: http://www.amazon.com/Imaginations-Relaxation-Stories-Meditations-Kids/dp/1463512023.

Hugs & Kisses Pose from Yoga Rocks!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvLeXxbA2Wc (another version at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5HKR8krGpg)

This is a great feel good pose, hugging yourself and throwing kisses out to the world.   This pose helps kids to feel love and give love.

Sitting tall on your yoga mat, bend your legs so your knees are up and your feet are close to you.  Wrap your arms around your legs and give yourself a big squeeze for “Hug”.  Then open your arms and legs up and out into a big “X” for “Kiss” making a kiss sound.

Fun partner pose ideas & a free printable in this post from Playful Learning: Yoga for Kids: V-Day Edition

playful learning valentines day

Heart Pose from Sprout

Mini video on Sprout website: http://50.57.13.175/sprout/Activities/detail.aspx?id=5a853f61-20b4-4f4c-ae7a-997a0181a942

Partner Heart Pose from Yoga in Mar Vista

click on the photo to go to their Facebook page 🙂

Strike a Valentine’s Day Yoga Pose! 5 Festive Stretches For Kids

Heart Mudra – Sit with your legs crossed. Then hide your arms behind your back before you show your valentine the heart you made for them with your hands.

See all 5 poses from Lara Benusis, the youth program director at Pure Yoga at: http://www.lilsugar.com/Valentines-Day-Yoga-Poses-Kids-13881568

 

We worked on friendship social skills during our Valentine’s Day yoga class by asking each other about our two favorite colors & two favorite animal valentines. Then we colored two animal valentines to give to each of our friends in the class.

 animal valentines to color

valentines coloredanimal valentines (colored version)

Depending on how much time you have, you could also do yoga poses for the animals on the valentines.

We made this super easy heart-shaped valentine holder from Making Learning Fun: http://www.makinglearningfun.com/themepages/ValentineHeartHolder.htm

I saved it as a PDF to make it easier to print: heart valentine holder printable

 

Heart Mandalas: I saved 24 heart mandalas in a PDF document to make it easier to print them – heart mandalas. A valentine’s gift of 2 dozen mandalas 🙂  Coloring mandalas is a calming activity for most kids. Some of these mandalas are simple & some are more complex so please keep each child’s level of fine motor skills & ability to handle detail in mind when picking ones for them to color.

Links to the source for each mandala can be found on each picture in the album on my OMazing Kids Yoga Facebook page: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.317072695010409.90378.174264525957894&type=3

Note: These mandalas are for non-commercial use only.

Look at the cool handout that Laura Fuller from Yoga in Mar Vista made with one of the Heart Mandalas! Click on each pic to open up that PDF (2 separate 1-page PDF’s):
  

Love coloring sheet - click pic to open PDFLove coloring sheet

Make your own Candy Heart messages:

heart messages

http://www.cryptogram.com/hearts/

Link to the HeartMath website (mentioned on page 2 of the mandala handout): www.heartmath.org,

Shift and Shine Technique® for Ages 3-6: http://www.heartmath.org/free-services/tools-for-well-being/shift-and-shine-age-3-to-6.html?submenuheader=2,

HeartShift™  Tool for Ages 7 – 11: http://www.heartmath.org/free-services/tools-for-well-being/heartshift-age-7-to-11.html?submenuheader=2

The Quick Coherence Technique® for Ages 12-18: http://www.heartmath.org/free-services/tools-for-well-being/quick-coherence-age-12-to-18.html?submenuheader=2

Loving Kindness Meditation – click pic to open PDF  (Source: SoulShine Life – Yoga for Kids and Families – Facebook post)

Valentine’s Day Finger Puppets:

Valentine finger puppets (color version)

& Valentine finger puppets (black & white version – for kids to color)

A fun idea for Valentine’s Day Affirmations from Stress Free Kids:

More Valentine’s Day coloring pages: http://twistynoodle.com/coloring-pages/holiday/valentines-day/

Lots of great free Valentine’s Day stuff on the Super Simple Songs website: http://www.supersimplesongs.com/valentines/

A craft for later: These would take more time than we would have in a kids yoga class but would be fun to make at home and a great way to reuse broken crayons: http://thelongthread.com/?p=5646 & more tips: http://www.makeandtakes.com/recycled-chunky-crayons

Want even more ideas for Valentine’s Day themed yoga? Check out these posts: http://yogainmyschool.com/2010/02/11/kids-valentines-day-yoga-class/, http://yogainmyschool.com/2012/02/13/valentines-week-tlc-challenge/ & http://www.lilsugar.com/Valentines-Day-Yoga-Poses-Kids-13881568.

Looking for even more great books?

Love and Kisses by Sarah Wilson

Here are the symbols I made to go with it. I put a small piece of velcro on the back of each heart & on the front of each character so kids can add a “kiss” to each one as we read the book…. great for working on vocabulary, following directions, great book for kids yoga with the added message of the love you give coming back to you…. https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/love-kisses.pdf

All Kinds of Kisses by Nancy Trafuri

Totally LOVING the new book “All Kinds of Kisses” by Nancy Tafuri! Each spread has an animal and how they kiss their little ones (ex: “Little Piglet loves Oink kisses.”). Again lots of animals so it would be great for kids yoga, great for teaching vocabulary (including names for the babies of each animal), teaching animal sounds, great repeated line (good for emergent literacy, use of a BigMack voice output communication aide, intraverbal fill-ins in an ABA Verbal Behavior program, etc…) and the bluebird is included somewhere on each page so it encourages looking for that detail. I made symbols for this book too: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/all-kinds-of-kisses.pdf

Big Hugs, Little Hugs by Felicia Bond

I love this new book by Felicia Bond too! Although it would fit with a Valentine’s Day theme, it could be used anytime of the year & has tons of opportunities for kids yoga poses/activities. And for SLP’s out there, lots of great vocabulary & opposites word pairs. I got a great deal on this book at Sam’s Club 🙂 Here are the symbols I made to go with the book: https://omazingkidsyoga.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/big-hugs-little-hugs.pdf

How Do I Love You? by Marion Dane Bauer

The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond

Never Too Little to Love by Jeanne Willis

My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall (see ideas on the Storyoga Facebook post: http://tinyurl.com/7p3p6xq; a printable resource guide from the publisher: http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/harperchildrensImages/Printable/my%20heart%20is%20like%20a%20zoo%20activities.pdf )

Cute Carson Dellosa heart crafts to go with this book – click pic to open PDF:

Love is the Color of a Rainbow by Kathy Parra  (see my blog post for a review & giveaway: http://omazingkidsyoga.com/2012/02/13/review-giveaway-love-is-the-color-of-a-rainbow-plus-some-rainbow-yoga-ideas/)

Can you tell that I love Valentine’s Day? 🙂

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

Speech-Language Pathologist

Founder of OMazing Kids Yoga, LLC – inclusive yoga for kids & teens of all abilities in Norman, Oklahoma

Radiant Child Yoga Certified – Levels 1 & 2

E-Mail: amoorad1@juno.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OMazingKidsYoga

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/amoorad1

Blog: http://omazingkidsyoga.com

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