Yoga Storytime – Summer Week #3

6 Jul

3170253Storytime was a lot of fun today!  The kids in my first group were excellent at paying attention to directions, listening to the stories and interacting.  It was a great way to come back from a long weekend.  My second group was smaller, but the kids enjoyed it just as much.  They really do well at the yoga parts, but both groups love pretending to be rocket ships and blasting off during our wiggles song.

Warm-up: Rock n Roll, Zip up Spine, Deep Breaths, Cat/Cow, Dog

ASL Sign: Yoga (fingerspell each letter)

Early Literacy Tip: Does your preschool know their letters?  Both upper- and lowercase?  Play a fun matching game by matching the uppercase letter with its lowercase friend!

Book 1: This Little Pirate by Philemon Sturges

Sun Salutations: Mountain, Reach Up, Touch the Ground, Hands at Knees (flat back), Plank Pose, Cobra Pose, Downward Facing Dog, Walk toward Hands. (Repeat 3x)

Wiggles:Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon (2x)
If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom, we’re going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!

Far, far, far, we’re going to the stars (2x)
If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship
Far, far, far, we’re going to the stars
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!

Fun, fun, fun we’re going to the sun. (2x)
If you want to take a trip climb aboard my rocket ship
Fun, fun, fun we’re going to the sun
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, blast off!

Book 2: I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

Transition: Balance (Flamingo, Tree, Airplane, Triangle, Boat)*
*Taken from Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Posese, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children by Lisa Flynn

Book 3: The Deep Blue Sea: A book of Colors by Audrey Wood

Cool Down: Bridge, Happy Baby Pose, Starfish Pose/Deep Breaths (with Beanie Babies)
“When Juniper Sleeps” by Séamus Egan ~ Putumayo Kids Presents: Celtic Dreamland

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