The “Love Box” is the first of our Kids Yogi Boxes ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Why Kids Yogi Box? During the first lockdown in 2020 we delivered 3 live online kids yoga sessions each week. This was a great way to keep us active and saved our sanity. However, we felt a big part of our sessions was missing – the creative activities we bring to each class. Kids Yogi Box fills that void. It’s also a great way of reducing kids screen time. With most children learning online for extended periods, we feel it’s more important than ever to have that time out from screens.
What’s in this box?
💛Breathe There are 2 breathing exercises to use.
Elephant Breath. Use this to wake up and get energised. Elephants can shower themselves with their own trunks. Choose something to shower yourself with – glitter, love, bravery or strength…You choose!
Worry Bubbles. Use this breath to calm yourself and blow away your worries…. There’s a bubble wand included to help you slow things down.
💛Move Yoga Pose Cards. All the yoga poses in the love box are “Heart Opening” poses. Each pose comes with instructions. The “Yoga Bods” are left empty for you to colour, customise and keep.
Heart Opening Pose Quiz. Test your yoga knowledge with our fun quiz. Can you identify the poses? Which are the heart openers? What do they all have in common?
Yoga Adventure. Use the poses you have learnt to build your own story.
💛Make There are 3 little crafty activities in this box, which develop fine motor skills, encourage focus and concentration.
Weave a friendship bracelet Love Bug bookmark Mandala colour sheet
💛Relax There are 3 themed guided relaxations in this box. Grab a blanket, a pillow and get cosy. Let your imagination take you on a journey to a restful place.
Our theme this month in class is gratitude. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk to the little yogis about family, friends, sharing, giving and receiving.
“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fufilled life” Jack Canfield
I am very conscious that my family is very privileged. We live in a safe place, in a comfortable home, where we have healthy food and access to a quality education. I hope by talking to the yogis, and learning about gratefulness, they see and appreciate the fortunate lives we lead.
Learning about gratitude can come from discussion, reading books, doing related kids activities and sending thank you cards. It can also come from doing breathing techniques and practicing yoga poses. Gratitude can be intergrated into our thoughts, words and actions, ultimately becoming part of our lifestyle.
Disscusions in class this month will focus on what we are grateful for in our day, like: “What a beautiful sunny day. We are so grateful to live here”. Or ” Wasn’t our friend kind to bring us some cake. What a lovely thing to do”. By pointing out the beauty in our lives, we show how to be grateful for experiences, not just what we own. We hope to instill the practice of thinking carefully about things we desire versus things we need. We can alter our speech to include “would like” instead of “want”. We disscuss what happens when we outgrow clothes and toys, we talk about passing on the goods to another child or charity. We talk about not wasting food and composting.
The power of gratitude is transformative for everyone, so ask your little yogi every day what they are grateful for and see what beautiful answers they come up with, share with them what you are grateful for in your life. It can be the smallest thing to the biggest. We all have so much to be grateful for.