My youngest daughter is all about space these days. It all started on our camping trip last month when we slept under the stars and saw the Milkyway while having a bonfire on the beach. Naturally, I ran with her interest and incorporated it into our homeschooling and of course with yoga.
As part of our homeschooling, we visit the library on the daily, mostly because it has great wifi and it gets us out of #the.happybus for a few hours every day. We, of course, had to look at, read and check out several books on space. We drew and colored the solar system from what we learned in the books and have started a fun space project (which we will reveal next week-stay tuned). Then we created some yoga poses for kids so they too could learn about space and various aspects of astrology.
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OUR FIVE FAVORITE OUTER SPACE BOOKS FOR KIDS
ROARING ROCKETS by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
You will want to try our Rocket Pose for this book. It’s all about Rockets and how they roar and soar into space. 5…4… 3…2…1 Blast Off!!!
THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE SPACE from the Dr. Seus library by Tish Rabe
How can you go wrong with the rhymes of a classic Dr. Seuss book? You’ll be off having fun. Visiting the planets, stars and the sun!
ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS by Claire Freedman
I’ll be you never knew that aliens don’t want you! They just want your underpants. This hilarious story is simply out of this world, you’ll laugh your pants off.
THREE LITTLE ALIENS AND THE BIG BAD ROBOT by Margaret McNamara
Learn about the planets as you follow the chase around the solar system in this out of this world version of the three little pigs.
MOUSETRONAUT by astronaut Make Kelly
This is a (partially) true story by Astronaut Mark Kelly. In 2001 on the space shuttle Endeavour he flew with “mice-tronauts”. Mousetronaut tells the story of a small mouse that wants nothing more than to travel to outer space. While in space, the astronauts are busy with their mission when disaster strikes—and only the smallest member of the crew can save the day. Mousetronaut is a charming tale of perseverance, courage, and the importance of the small!
These books are all referenced in the resource section of our Reach for the Stars: outer space kids yoga lesson plan.
In this lesson plan, you will learn fun kid-friendly yoga poses.
ONE OF OUR OUTER SPACE YOGA POSES FOR KIDS
ROCKETSHIP POSE: Chair Pose
-Begin in Mountain Pose.
-Bend your knees, as you lift your arms towards outer space. Make sure your palms are facing each other!
-Hold this pose for a couple of breaths while you countdown for blast off!
5 4 3 2 1 !!!!
-When you blast off you can jump up and back into Mountian Pose.
Included in every one of our original YoPlay Yoga For Kids lesson plans are Mindfulness Activities.
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