Yoga and Art: Creating 2 Kinds of Bracelets. Sound interesting? Let’s look at a day in my Yoga and Art summer camp for preteen girls. Following a short mindful practice, sun salutations, group discussions, partner poses, and an active pose sequence, our focus turns to art. Today we will be creating 2 kinds of bracelets:… Read More
Art projects and crafts that relate to the theme are a perfect addition to a yoga birthday or arts in the park. They are a fun, integral part of yoga camp, and can be a way for children to connect with each other. Crafts are a way to connect a learning point from class to real life.
The creative process, expressed in a safe, fun environment, can help children with: grief and loss, learning and cognitive problems, emotional and mental health issues, communication about abuse and dealing with health issues, and many more.
I often use a craft to teach mindfulness; to help children mindfully and intentionally connect with themselves and the world around them.
4 perfect crafts for a rainy day project and a great way to reuse old CDs and empty CD jewel cases you may have around your home. Fun for all ages, creating CD Fish, beautiful wind spinners, CD weavings and botanical sun catchers. CD FISH An ideal craft for 5-7 year olds. I have done… Read More
Painting sticks is a nature craft for kids and adults of all ages. Children love to explore nature in the woods, on the beach and in their own yards. Spring is the perfect time to discover and collect sticks that have been discarded by winter. As your children explore, have them collect interesting sticks of… Read More
Several years ago my grandchildren and I began painting rocks we had collected at the beach. We told stories with them, played treasure hunt in the yard, decorated my garden and pots, and lined them up in their bedrooms. I used some of these stones to tell a story in one of my first children’s… Read More
Mind Jars Also known as Calm Down Jars or Mind Jars, stand in various glittering colors on the counter in my nurses’ office. When children feel upset, or have minor physical complaints, they choose a mind jar. I tell them to imagine that their head is swirling with emotions or worries, then have them shake up… Read More
Making butterflies (mariposas), naturally, is my first craft blog post. My grand daughter and I created many of these cute butterflies last summer, and they quickly disappeared to all her friends. I have one left to show you. The steps involved are a little tricky, so you may need help if you are under 7-8… Read More