EFFECTIVE RESOURCES THAT TEACH KIDS ABOUT MINDFULNESS
Our mindfulness activities for kids bundle will help to bring calm and focus into classroom. In addition, it will help you to teach students transferrable coping skills they can use not just in the classroom, but also at home, at recess, and where ever else they find themselves.
When you download this bundle, you will get a fun, low-prep lesson in the form of a quiz show. This resource also include our best selling brain breaks. Additionally, you will get a fun card game and collection of mindfulness activities that are great to use in individual and small group counseling settings.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the here and now without judgement. It can be practiced where ever we find ourselves, in whatever we are doing. The first step into the present moment is breathing with awareness. By simply zooming our focus on breathing-in and breathing-out, we can quiet our minds. This helps to reduce felt sensations of stress, and cultivate compassion for self and others.
How Mindful Practices Help:
Research shows that practicing mindfulness is an effective coping strategy for anxiety, anger, depression, trauma and other social emotional challenges. It builds neurological pathways that promote presence, attention, and self-regulation. And in the context of school, mindfulness can help students to refocus on the task in front of them and bring calmness during transition times. Mindfulness activities for kids improves both social-emotional and academic learning. Plus, the very nature of mindfulness exercises are experiential, which we know is one of the most impactful ways to cultivate not only learning but also the JOY of learning.
As educators (and parents), we often expect, tell, even demand that young people focus and pay attention. Yet many times we fail to model, guide, and teach them how to do this. By integrating more mindful moments into our own lives, and bringing simple, but very powerful, practices into our schools (and homes), we can help young people nurture the seeds of awareness, reflection, executive functioning, and emotional regulation.