Something from nothing

It’s time to celebrate the small things and whip out the sidewalk chalk for some imaginative fun. Balloons, bunny ears, superhero capes? Anything you imagine is possible with a little collaboration and creativity.

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This cutest of cute inspiration arrived to me this week from my dear cousin back in the states and her daughter Henley. Cassie Cline is a specialist in special education, fierce mama, and fitness maven who’s been working from home while balancing the various roles of her life for the past month. To all you moms making it work right now in your various situations, please know that your efforts are making a difference and the world is better because of your care.

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By now we recognize you may be running out of materials to keep your kids playfully enthralled in the joy of living and sidewalk chalk is long gone. Did you know you can make sidewalk paint from baking soda or cornstarch?

Just mix up:

1 cup latex paint

3 Tbs. cool water

1/2 cup baking soda

We like to mix colors in old muffin tins so that they are easy to use without spilling. Use old paintbrushes or a piece of sponge clamped with a clothespin and watch the color appear as it dries on pavement.

Cornstarch also works with a bit more water in the mixture. Try out this Recipe for chalk or this recipe for puffy paint.

 

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Once you’ve taken the photos, send them to a family member or friend far away for some instant cheer.

Thanks again Cassie and Henley for the great idea!

Try it out and let us know what you think!

 

<3,

Kru Rosie

 

 

 

 

 

June Workshops

It’s a new month and we are ready to make, move and create our way all the way to summer camp. In addition to our weekly classes on Tuesday and Thursdays, we have special weekend camp workshops each weekend in June. Join us for one or all of them by sending us a message to reserve your place.

Children ages 3-10 are welcome.

 

Sushi workshopOats WorkshopLanna Lantern Workshop

orange scones workshopflower offering workshop - CopyAcro yoga workshop

Yoga off the mat

One of our very first students at Kids Yoga Garden was a fantastic creator by the name of Rada Volodina. Back when she was at the Yoga Garden, she taught her fellow students how to sketch and shade, the basics of human anatomy and even completed some amazing sketches of her teachers.

Well, Rada has moved back to Bangkok and now is starting her very own Youtube channel where she shares her love for the art world. We love the first two episodes and are so excited to see her sharing her passion with an ever growing audience.

Thanks Rada for continuing to teach us even from a distance, we can’t wait to see what you do next!

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Summer summer time!

We are proud to present our summer camp schedule for 2018. This year we have dates for all the students around Chiang Mai, whether you are on the international or Thai schedule there’s a week just for you!

Ages 3-10 are welcome to join these thematic inquiries into English language with a focus on creativity and hands on learning!

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For a sample of our daily schedule and more information, check out our Summer Program tab.

Holiday Craft Camp

Let’s use less cash and more creativity this holiday season! Expose your children to the magic of their own imagination as we gather to create gifts, cards and movements that carry the cheer of the season with a smaller ecological footprint.

This craft camp will include tutorials on how to make 100% natural soap, DIY gift wrap, recycled snow globes, ornaments, cider, cookies in a jar and much more!

As always there will also be plenty of movement by the way of yoga, dancing and even Thai boxing. We will exercise our inner performers with drama, music and storytelling activities incorporating different traditions from around the globe.

And we’ll round it all off with a celebration on the final day!

Ages 3 -12 welcome

Holiday Craft Camp (2)

Limit: 9 children per age group

Summer Camp: Outer space, inner mind

This past week our garden was full of astronauts, asteroids, aliens, a couple moons and rockets as we used our imaginations to travel to the edges of the solar system. Here are some of our favorite moments with our brilliant buddies.

One of the most delicious moments was making Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Moon Cookies, vegan and non-vegan versions. Yum Yum Yum.

Thanks to our friend Kimmy, we learned some amazing clay sculpting techniques and took home some tiny Pikachus and people!

We used a little paper, oil pastels and scissors to create a shadow puppet laser pointer with the help of a very special facilitator.

Partner poses give us a chance to experience our own strength while supporting our friends, relay races help us work together and recycled boxes make the silliest hats.

 

Some musical scales, asteroid inspection and moon demolition, exploring caves on other planets… all a part of our Summer of Fun here in the garden. Thank you so much for filling our week with imaginative fun, we can’t wait to welcome you again soon.

 

<3,

Kids Yoga Garden

Garden Week

This week we explored all things garden. We used out body to mimic the shapes of seeds and stems to flowers blooming, we used our hands to trace and sketch the shapes of flowers, we dug in the dirt and repurposed old plastic bottles to bring new life, AND then we made the most delicious dirt chocolate to eat in cooking class.

 

 

We had so much fun growing with you this week, thanks for reminding us that every seed is special and unique to it’s soil and circumstances.

Happy Chinese New Year

This weekend we hosted some of our first visitors at Kids Yoga Garden to make Chinese Dragon puppets in celebration of Chinese New Year. This of course involved playing with our wall sized chalk boards, experimenting with colors and materials and having a dragon parade through our house! ❤

2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster and we hope it is a lucky and prosperous year for all.