Watching the kids’ faces light up at the mention of Santa Claus and gifts is invigorating every time during Christmas. My favorite theme at this time of season is ‘Yuletide Yoga’. We practice reindeer breathes and be the snowflakes falling from the winter sky. There are so many poses one can perform with kids like: candy canes (half-moon pose), candle (candle pose), poinsettia (flower pose), Christmas tree (tree pose), star (star pose) and the list goes on. These can be played as games or woven into a Christmas story. One can be as creative and imaginative as one wants to be.
I mostly combine some kind of project with yoga: Christmas tree seems to be appropriate, easy and fun for kids to make for Christmas themed yoga.
Green Construction paper.
. Cut the A4 size paper in half and begin making your Christmas tree origami, fold the left corner to the right edge. Crease well, then unfold. Fold the right corner to the left edge. Crease well, and then unfold. At the spot where the diagonal creases meet in the middle, fold your paper backward. Crease well, and then unfold.
2. Push the middle creases in towards the center, then flatten. When finished, you should have a triangle at the top of your paper strip.
2.Push the middle creases in towards the center, then flatten. When finished, you should have a triangle at the top of your paper strip.
3.Flip the paper over and repeat the folds you did in Step 1 and Step 2 on the other end of the paper. When you are finished, your Christmas tree origami should look like the paper in the photo to the left.
4.Flip the paper over once more. Fold the sides in as shown in the photo to the left. This thin portion of the paper will eventually become the tree trunk.
5.Make a two valley folds along the lines indicated in the photo to the left. (You do not need to draw
the lines on the paper, they are in this photo for demonstration purposes only.)
These folds will allow your finished tree to stand up on its own.
6.Fold the bottom triangle up and tuck it into the pocket created by the base of the top triangle. Decorate the Christmas tree as desired. You can draw ornaments on the tree with markers or use stick on rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle.