Use these free spring-themed printable yoga poses for kids to introduce your children to this healthy habit in a fun and easy way.
Yoga is a great activity for kids that can be done indoors or outdoors. Simple, safe, and fun — it’s perfect for kids!
Benefits of Yoga for Youth
Yoga is good for children’s health — both mentally and physically! Studies show that in children, yoga improves:
- Aerobic capacity
- Academic performance
- Anxiety and stress levels
It also helps instill mindfulness for kids which is a wonderful skill that will serve them throughout their lives.
When parents and children practice yoga together, they develop bonds that result in long-lasting benefits. These free printable yoga cards are a great way to get started!
About the Spring Theme Yoga Poses
If you’re looking for kid-specific yoga expert advice, check out these energizing sun salutations for kids.
I’m just a mom, doing the best I can to raise a happy, healthy family and help others do the same.
I take what I’ve learned from trying to motivate myself and my family to do things to come up with strategies and solutions to get us closer to that ideal vision I have of our future.
I’m telling you all this because the yoga poses on these cards aren’t necessarily the “official” names for the poses. Instead, they’ve been given names that relate to spring.
Why spring? Um, because kids thing spring stuff is cool, of course!
Think about the lessons your child comes home from school excited to tell you about. Growing plants, watching caterpillars develop into butterflies, making rain — all things related to spring.
So, these poses are named after things most of us associate with spring. Those terms may or may not be closely linked to the actual yoga pose name.
How to Use These Printable Yoga Pose Cards for Kids
Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools
- A printer (this one is a great multifunction choice for home use)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Key ring*
- Hole punch*
*These are helpful if you want to keep the cards together. You can hang them on a hook, attach to a backpack, or simply use the ring to keep them from scattering about inside a drawer.
If you’d like to help your child develop a healthy new daily habit, just cut out the cards and place them all in a basket or jar. Your child can draw a random card each day and perform the pose on the card.
Your child should hold the pose for 60 seconds. A quick and easy healthy start to the day!
You can also use these yoga cards to come up with a simple 5-minute workout. Just select five of the poses and hold each one for one minute.
For a longer workout, select more poses — even all 12!
Since each yoga pose card has a corresponding instruction card, you can use the cards to help your child practice following directions.
Use the cards to play memory match. Place all the cards face down on the table and have kids match each pose to the corresponding instruction card.
To help the yoga pose cards hold up over time, print them out on cardstock. Then, after cutting them each out, laminate them.
If you’ll be playing the memory game with pre-readers, print out two copies of the image cards and omit the instruction cards.
How to Get the Free Printable Yoga Pose Cards for Kids
The Yoga Poses for Kids Card Set is a PDF file that you can download and print over and over.
Fill in the form below to get access to your copy of the free printable Yoga Pose Cards for Kids.
Fill in the form above. After you submit the form, you’ll receive an email from “Wondermom Wannabe” with a direct link to the printable. If you do not see the email in your inbox within a few minutes, check your spam folder.
The most likely place will be in your computer’s Downloads folder. You can also select “Downloads” in your browser menu to see a list of your downloads, then simply select “Show in folder” below the file name to see where it is stored on your computer.
You’ll need a program that supports PDFS, like Adobe Acrobat (which is free). Open the program, click File > Print. Select your printer and set the number of copies you want to print. Double check your print preview, then click print.