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Enzo the Bee Kids Yoga Class Plan In this story we are a worker bee called Enzo. Because of his love for Queen Bee Zena, he is DETERMINED to work extra hard and go the extra mile to make sure he wins the honey competition and his Queen’s heart. A story to inspire SELF BELIEF and ORIGINALITY. Happy buzzing!

Set in a meadow

Story script

Challenging yourself Working hard Going the extra mile

Pose checklist

Best for 2 to 5 year olds

Watch Jaime do Enzo on YouTube

Character image

Dreams activity

Things to remember Print out enough copies for one each of the maze activity.

Bring enough pens or pencils for everyone to do the maze

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Enzo the Bee

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Enzo the Bee - Story Script

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Today we’re going to meet a little buzzy fella called Enzo. Enzo is a bee. Now can anyone tell me what bees make? Yes! Honey!! So let’s start by making some yummy honey sandwiches! With our legs out long, let’s butter our bread (sing the butter song as you spread the butter on your legs!). Now we stretch our arms out wide and let’s twist this way to get some…mmm honey! Delicious! Now we reach forward and spread it spread it spread it. Now we twist the other way to get our top piece of bread and reaching our arms up high, bending our knees a little, we oooop to lower them down to touch our toes and pop it on top, to make the honey sandwich. Mmmm!

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It’s springtime, so we open the window. We stand up, lean forward, reach down to the bottom of the window (ragdoll pose) then roll back up to stand with arms up high to let in the lovely fresh air.

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Look! Here comes the busy bumble fairy with her fluttery wings (parrot pose). She blows us with her magic fairy pollen (blow a kiss). All of a sudden, from our heads we grow one long antennae (crescent moon holding opposite wrist to stretch) and then another antennae (crescent moon holding opposite wrist to stretch other side). Our bodies have become all furry and fuzzy with black and yellow stripes (rub and pat the body with hands). We grow some little wings (angel pose holding elbows or reverse namaste). And we have our very own sting! (woodchopper pose saying ssstiiiinnng as we fold!) Wow! We’ve been ‘magic-ed’ into a bee! Cool! Let’s buzz off and find Enzo! Buzzzzzz….(run around pretending to be a bee!)

Enzo lives in a very busy bees nest (bowl pose) Let’s see if we can take a big breath in and out in our nest pose! His nest is home to 5000 bees, so it can be a very noisy and buzzy place. Let’s do our Bumble Bee Breaths to listen. Sitting with our legs crossed, we press our ears closed with your fingers and hummmm! Enzo and the other bees are getting ready for the upcoming honey competition. The beautiful Queen Bee Zena is judging. The winner will become Zena’s King. All the bees wish to be Zena’s king, especially Enzo who has loved Zena all his life.

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The next morning Enzo wakes up, stretches his antennae (reaching both arms up) and wiggles (snake pose) into action. Today, he is going to do something amazing! He is going to travel far and wide to find the best nectar so he can win the honey competition. He will head to the far away meadow. No bee has ever dared to venture this far. But Zena is worth it to him!

When we believe in something we work extra hard to make sure That’s being DETERMINED!

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On the larvae Launchpad, Enzo stands up, ready for take off! He takes three dragon fire breaths to get himself ready for the epic flight. He pops on his protective bug eyes (binoculars) then buzzes off (run around buzzing) on his courageous mission to the meadow, determined to win Zena’s heart.

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He buzzes over fields of heather, clover and lavender, before landing for a rest on a tree (tree pose). Are you a strong tree today? Can I blow you over? You stand still and strong and let’s see if I can. Can you do the other side and close your eyes and count to 5? Let’s have a go! WOW! You are super fantastic at tree pose! All of a sudden, Enzo hears a bird tweeting (tweety bird) “hey you, bee, what you doing in my tree?” Enzo is a little scared (kneeling) as he explains he’s on his way to the meadow. He asks if the bird would like some honey. The bird eyes him and tweets again (arms other way round) “Mmm, yes please.” Enzo stands, leans forward and leaves a blob of honey and quickly buzzes off on his journey. Phew!

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He comes to a lake (lake pose - seated wide-legged). Leaning towards our foot, Enzo admires the amazing flowers (twiddle toes on each foot) and decides take a dip in a few to collect some tasty nectar. Up he jumps (crouch jump) into one flower buzzzz, then another (crouch jump) buzzzz, and a third (crouch jump), buzz… but when he pops out of the third one... Uh-oh! There is a dragonfly waiting for him! Enzo sits up kneeling. He smiles and says “HI! I’m just checking these flowers are safe for dragonflies and I’m glad to say… They are!” Coming back down on our tummy into our dragonfly pose, but lifting the other leg this time. The dragonfly looks confused but then rather happy as he says “Oh you’re the safety bee. Thanks mate… you never can tell with these flowers!” And with that he whizzes off. Phew!

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We have to find courage and strength to meet challenges and solve

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Enzo flies up the mountain… Standing tall and still like a mountain. He can smell the meadow somewhere over the other side (deep breath in and out). But as he gets higher the wind begins (standing spins) and blows him this way and that. He buzzes into a little gap in the side of the mountain for shelter. Oh no! Enzo buzzes straight into a spider’s web (star pose). And here comes the spider! Tikka, tikka tikka our hands round to the outside of our feet. The spider eyes up her lunch and licks her lips. Enzo still stuck in the web (star pose), thinks quickly and says “Hello! I am trying to make the best honey in the world to win the heart of my Queen!” Coming back into our spider pose. The spider’s heart melts! She says “Oooh, you romantic little devil! You need meadow flowers! Come down from there” And she nibbles Enzo out of the web, using her little nibbly teeth. He drops to the ground (star jump into a crouch). The spider takes Enzo through a secret tunnel.” (dog pose) Enzo is delighted and wiggles through on his tummy (snake pose).

Sharing our feelings and being honest about what we are doing helps understand - they may even offer to help.

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On the other side is the beautiful meadow. There are lots of flowers! There are bunnies hopping, (bunny hops) boing boing boing! There are butterflies fluttering everywhere too flutter flutter flutter. What colour are your Butterfly Wings? Enzo begins buzzing around, jumping in flowers and collecting as much nectar as he can (buzzing and jumping into lots of flowers). When he can’t carry any more, he flies all the way home. © Cosmic Kids 2018


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Back in the hive honey kitchen, Enzo mixes his new special honey (porridge pose to stir each leg). He crosses his little legs and lifts his honey (reaching both hands up) presenting it for Queen Bee Zena’s judgement. Queen Bee Zena dips her antennae (mouse pose arms forward) into the first honey “mmm, not bad”, then the second honey “ooo, I like that one” and then she comes to Enzo’s. When she tastes it her eyes close, her antennae begin to waft around (arms up swaying in the air) and she lifts up (stand and twirl around dreamily). It is heaven! Enzo has done it! He is the one! The whole swarm hums (bumble bee breaths) in congratulations! Enzo’s dream comes true and he becomes King to the love of his life: Zena. Enzo’s honey was special for so many reasons… the many flowers he brought to it, the determination he had to keep searching and the courage he had to try things he had never tried before.

Trying your best and believing in yourself often brings rewards.

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Relaxation

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Slowly we start to feel more like ourselves again. The magic pollen that the bumble fairy used to turn us into bees is wearing off. We feel super tired and decide to lie down to let our bodies rest from all that buzzing and get back to normal. We let our arms and legs flop down by our sides. We imagine we’re in Enzo’s beautiful meadow. We can hear the sound of the birds singing. We can smell the flowers. We can feel the warmth of the sun on our face and body and the soft grass beneath us. We can taste honey in our mouth. We think about how brave Enzo had to be. Let’s think of a time when we have been brave and feel pleased at how proud and good we felt when we tried something and found out we could do it. Lets start to wake up again now. We wiggle our fingers. And wiggle our toes and bring our knees up to our chest. We roll over onto our sides and come up to sitting with our hands at our hearts.

Follow-on Activity (Bee Maze Puzzle)

Create a quiet period of stillness and concentration at the end of the class with this fun (but a little bit challenging) Bee Maze Puzzle. Included (if you need it) is the answer too! Handout copies of the puzzle along with pencils to each child.

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The puzzle is great for reinforcing the message of this story, about facing challenges, trying new approaches and maybe having to go further than you think to win the prize! If time doesn’t allow in class, they can be taken home to enjoy.

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and let’s twist this way to get some… mmm honey!

Here comes the busy bumble fairy with her fluttery wings (parrot)

She blows us with her magic fairy pollen (blow a kiss)

We pop the bread on top, to make the honey sandwich

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Let’s start by making some yummy honey sandwiches!

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Enzo the Bee - Pose Summary

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From our heads we grow one long antennae and then another

And we have our very own sting! (saying ssstiiiinnng as we fold!)

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We grow some little wings

A noisy buzzy place. (Bumble Bee Breaths). The Honey Competition is soon!

The next morning Enzo wakes up, stretches his antennae

It’s springtime, so we open the window to let in the lovely fresh air.

Our bodies have become all furry and fuzzy like a bee (rub and pat the body with hands).

Let’s go and find Enzo! Buzzzzzz…. (run around pretending to be a bee!)

Enzo lives in a very busy bees nest (bowl pose)

and wiggles (snake pose) into action. and heads off to find the best nectar.

Enzo stands up, and takes three dragon fire breaths to get himself ready for the epic flight.

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(kneeling) he asks if the bird would like some honey

The bird eyes him and tweets again (arms other way round) “Mmm, yes please.”

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and buzzes off (run around buzzing) on his mission to win Zena’s heart.

He lands for a rest on a tree (tree pose).

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He pops on his protective bug eyes (binoculars)

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Enzo stands, leans forward and leaves a blob of honey

Enzo admires the amazing flowers (twiddle toes on each foot)

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He comes to a lake (lake pose).

Enzo sits up kneeling, ’’I’m just checking they are safe for dragonflies!”

The dragonfly says “Oh you’re the safety bee. Thanks!” And whizzes off.

Enzo hears a bird tweeting (tweety bird) ““What you doing in my tree?”

and quickly buzzes off on his journey

He dips into a few flowers to collect some tasty nectar. Up he jumps (crouch jump) x3

When he dips out of the 3rd one, there is a dragonfly waiting for him!

Enzo flies up the mountain. He can smell the meadow (breathe in and out).

As he gets higher the wind begins (standing spins) and blows him this way and that.

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W Stuck in the web (star pose) Enzo says “Hello! I am trying to make the best honey in the world!”

The spider takes Enzo through a secret tunnel.” (dog pose)

Enzo wiggles through on his tummy (snake pose).

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He drops to the ground (star jump into a crouch).

And here comes the spider!

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Oh no! Enzo buzzes straight into a spider’s web (star pose)

What colour are your Butterfly Wings?

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There are butterflies fluttering. Flutter flutter.

He crosses his little legs and lifts his honey (reaching both hands up) presenting it to Zena.

Zena dips her antennae (mouse pose arms forward) Tasting Enzo’s her antennae waft around (arms up swaying in the air)

The spider says “You need meadow flowers!” and nibbles him out of the web.

In the meadow there are bunnies hopping boing boing boing!

Enzo jumps in flowers and collects nectar (buzzing and jumping) and then flies home.

Back in the hive honey kitchen, Enzo mixes his new special honey (porridge pose to stir each leg).

and she lifts up (stand and twirl around dreamily). It is heaven!

The whole swarm hums (bumble bee breaths) in congratulations!

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The magic pollen that the bumble fairy used to turn us into bees is wearing off. We feel super tired and decide to lie down to let our bodies rest from all that buzzing and get back to normal.. (Relaxation)

For more detailed guidance on how to instruct the poses, download our 253 page The Big Book of Kids Yoga Postures • • • • • •

220 kids yoga poses, including partner poses and breathing exercises 400 high quality pose images Clear, child friendly instructions into each posture Anatomical focus, benefits and contra-indications for each pose Teaching tips to make the poses work for kids A linking index to each pose

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Help Enzo find his way to the meadow

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Enzo the Bee - A Kids Yoga Class Plan from Cosmic Kids Yoga  

This is an 11 page downloadable lesson plan to guide you through the process of teaching a yoga story to children aged from 2-8.

Enzo the Bee - A Kids Yoga Class Plan from Cosmic Kids Yoga  

This is an 11 page downloadable lesson plan to guide you through the process of teaching a yoga story to children aged from 2-8.

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