Updated: Aug 16, 2019
I just finished up my first experience teaching yoga to kids! I taught yoga to two groups of kids twice a week for a summer camp. Their ages ranged from 6 to 12, and each class was thirty minutes which was the perfect amount of time for these groups. I did a lot of preparation in the beginning because I had never taught yoga to kids before, and after a lot of trial and error, I found the games that worked for this group and wanted to share them here!
The biggest thing I learned about teaching yoga to kids (and I'm sure this applies to teaching kids almost anything) is: Create a plan and be ready to throw that plan out the window. The easiest way to have a smooth flowing class is to observe and listen to what the kids need in that moment, and that may not always be what your original plan is. But that's okay! The main purpose is to introduce yoga to kids and let them have a fun time. You may get a chance to do your class plan another day.