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THE MINDFULNESS CARD GAME FOR KIDS: A Fun Calming Strategies SEL Activity

$5.00

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A FUN MINDFULNESS GAME FOR KIDS 

Looking for a fun Mindfulness game for kids and teens?  If so, you’ll love our Mindfulness Card Game!  Players get to practice calming mindfulness exercises, which can help improve focus, attention, and over-all learning. Moreover, mindfulness helps to reduce stress and increase self-regulation skills.

 

Ways You Can Use The Mindfulness Game:

  • Small Groups for Social Emotional Learning Support and Skills Practice
  • Individual counseling sessions as an assessment tool.
  • The actual act of playing the game provides insight into children’s social skills, decision-making process, frustration tolerance, level of respect for rules & boundaries, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Playing also builds social skills!
  • Fun for Family Game Night!
  • Community and relationship building classroom group activity

 

Now Available in Both Print and Digital Game Formats

You now get to choose between playing the printable card game format or the digital Google Slides™ version.  So whether you are in person or need an interactive mindfulness game for distance learning, teletherapy, or virtual small groups, we got you covered!

 

How to Play The Digital Mindfulness Connect Game

Taking turns, players/teams choose a number based on the spot they would like to place their pawn. Then answer the corresponding mindfulness question/prompt. Move game pawn to cover the number just answered. Players continue to take turns answering questions/prompts and moving their pawn pieces until the first player/team has completed a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line of either 4 or 5 in a row.

For a Free “Sample Example” of how the digital game works, please download our Conversation Starter Connect Game!

 

How to Play The Printable Mindfulness Card Game

In the spirit of other popular shedding-type card games, the player to get rid of all their cards first by wins. Players try to “match” the top card in the discard pile, by either laying down the same number, color (or shape, if using the black & white set), or type of action card. If the card contains a question or prompt about mindfulness, that player shares their response. The player may choose to decline responding by using 1 of their 2 Pass Tickets. Actions cards add fun twists and turns to the game. Actions include:

  •  TAKE 3: The next person in line must take 3 cards before taking their turn.
  • ROTATE RIGHT / ROTATE LEFT: All players pass on, or “rotate,” their cards to either the left or right, so that everyone exchanges hands with each other.
  • GO AGAIN: Player gets to “go again,” gaining an additional turn.
  • FREE!: Player who discards a FREE card is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.
  • FREE + SPY!: Player who discards a FREE+SPY card can spy on one player by peeking at their cards and then is “free” to choose a new color (or shape) for the discard pile and then discard an additional card based on the color (or shape) they changed it to.

Make sure to check out our FREE Mindfulness Breathing Video!

Additional information

Product Categories

Mindfulness + Breathing

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Digital:

✔ The Self-Esteem Connect Game on Google Slides™

Printable:

✔ TWO sets of The Self Esteem Card Game: in both color AND black and white! So if you don’t have access to a color printer, no problem! You can download and print in black and white too! Instead of color, players match up cards with shapes!

✔ Detailed Game Directions

✔ Tips on how to use the Card Game as a Therapeutic Intervention

✔ Over 75 Questions & Prompts

✔ Action Cards

✔ Pass Tickets

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

All of my students love UNO, so these UNO-like card games have been a gold-mine of a find for me! Thank you so much! I’ve used the mindfulness deck in individual sessions and I’ve used the cards individually as prompts to practice skills and introduce mindfulness concept.

-Danielle M.

May 25, 2021, TPT Review 

 


 

These are great resources to use with students while talking about social-emotional issues. It allows the students to open up without feeling like they are being put in the spotlight because they can play a game while doing so. I have purchased several of these and the students enjoy them.

-Brooke T.

October 19, 2020, TPT Review 

 


 

Excellent resource – thank you!

-John A.

January 22, 2021, TPT Review 

 


 

Another fun way to teach kids about mindfulness and think about how to use it in every day life!

-Jennifer O.

June 29, 2020, TPT Review 

 


 

Such a great way to review what we’ve learned about mindfulness in class! The kids love it and my 4th graders can play independently in small groups!

-Sarah F.

November 4, 2019, TPT Review 

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