15 Mindful Water-Themed Activities Using Kids Musical Yoga in the Classroom

15 Mindful Water-Themed Activities Using Kids Musical Yoga in the Classroom

Here are the top 15 water-themed activities for early childhood education classrooms! We love this list of engaging ways to explore water, water habitats and water animals through music, yoga and mindfulness - perfect for your Water Unit.

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If I Could Be: Celebrate Diversity, Individuality, and YES.

If I Could Be: Celebrate Diversity, Individuality, and YES.

Children have the best ideas! Sometimes the role of the teacher or parent is to provide some scaffolding so a child can get to work putting in place a more elaborate structure. 

“If I Could Be Any Animal In The Jungle” (or the less wordy, “If I Could Be…”) is a great example of how to encourage creativity and say YES.

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Calming to Quiet: Top 3 Ways to Transition Children to Relaxation

Calming to Quiet: Top 3 Ways to Transition Children to Relaxation

Kids and grownups that enjoy city-living often spend most of their day in crowded, loud and overstimulating environments. Just try a rush-hour commute on the subway or visit a school cafeteria at lunch time and notice what happens to your nervous system. Read on to learn our top three methods for transitioning to relaxation.

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Wave Relaxation with Ocean Breathing

Wave Relaxation with Ocean Breathing

What is it about water that makes us feel calm? Since ancient times, people have associated water with healing and transformation. Watching it ripple and move, listening to the sounds of the ocean or a running river, or submerging our bodies in water can create peace of mind, body and spirit.

"I need the sea because it teaches me" - Pablo Neruda

One of yoga's most common breathing tools, Ocean Breathing (also known as Ujjayi or Victorious Breath) combines deep breathing with the sound of the ocean to create calm, focus, clarity and overall well-being.

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