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Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness for kids may include: 1. Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion. 2. Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being. 3. Decreased levels of stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior. Mindfulness Activities for Kids

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These 10 mindfulness videos for elementary school students are great for school counseling or SEL lessons. Students will learn what mindfulness is, why it's important and how they can practice it. The videos can be used in K-5 lessons on mindfulness, coping skills or …

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1. Why teach mindfulness? When we teach young learners to be more aware of their emotions, surroundings, and decisions, we help them become more purposeful in their responses and actions.
2. Stillness Challenge. Supplies: timer, calming music poster (Optional) You may not be able to just ask a room full of children to sit in lotus position for 30 minutes of blissful stillness, but you can slowly build a meditation practice over time.
3. Mindful Eating. Supplies: timer, candy or raisins. First, choose your edible. A piece of candy (like Skittles or Hershey’s Kisses) or a raisin works. Set a timer for two minutes.
4. Breathing Buddy Meditation. Supplies: timer, calming music, stuffed animals or tennis ball. Have students lie down. Each student should get a stuffed animal or tennis ball to rest on their stomach.
5. Sensory Challenge. Supplies: timer, calming music. This can be done anywhere—inside the classroom, on the playground, or on a field trip. Ask students to sit comfortably and close their eyes.
6. Sound Focus. Supplies: timer, bell, singing bowl, singing bowl app. Ask students to sit comfortably and close their eyes. Using a bell, a Tibetan singing bowl, or tuning fork (or a video/app of any one of these), play a robust, reverberating tone.
7. Body Scan. Supplies: A Body Scan Meditation. A body scan is a guided meditation that takes students through a head-to-toe scan of the body. Students should sit or lie down comfortably.
8. Want more information on bringing mindfulness to your classroom? Check out these resources! Mindful Schools. Access Mindfulness. Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

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Learn how the benefits of mindfulness can be transformative in education. Watch the Mindful Schools Kids Classes: #1 to #10! Mindful Schools Online Class for Kids! Ep.1 * Mindful Breathing * Mindful Schools Online Class for Kids! Ep.2 * Mindful Movement * Mindful Schools Online Class for Kids! Ep.3 * Practicing Gratitude *

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1. Author: Ioana M
Published: 2020-09-01
Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins
2. Just listen. A simple and short activity that you can do every day is to ask students to relax, sit in a comfortable position of their choice (legs crossed, laying down) and just have them listen to the sounds in the room for a minimum of 30 seconds.
3. Easy meditation technique. If you have around five minutes to spare, this meditation practice can help students relax and be prepared for deep concentration.
4. Belly breathing. In my first Drama class, I learned that when we’re stressed, we tend to take shallow breaths, which only makes things worse. So one of the first things that you learn in these classes is to use your diaphragm to breathe properly.
5. Alternate nostril breathing. This simple technique that yoga practitioners do all the time, will help students wind down instantly. Using one hand, instruct them to bend the index and middle finger and then place the thumb and ring finger on one nostril at a time.
6. Sensory experiences. There’s no secret that sensory experiences enhance learning and that they’re hugely beneficial for children’s overall development. Simply ask students to choose an item, be it a tennis ball, slime, playdoh, etc.
7. Guided storytelling. This is a great activity for introducing a new lesson or concept. For example, during a biology lesson, you can ask students to close their eyes, get in a comfortable position, and just listen as you describe a long walk through the forest.
8. Finger tracing exercise. This exercise can be done anywhere and at any time, and it’s an intuitive exercise for beginners, who don’t know yet how to slow their breathing.
9. Get up and move. Sitting at home or during class can make students feel more restless, which leads to a poorer ability to concentrate. Seat time has other downsides such as muscle pain, especially in the upper and lower back areas.
10. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is power, in the sense that it’s usually easier to deal with feelings and emotions when we know what is going on with us. For younger students, activities centered around identifying emotions can be a powerful experience.

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Search Mindfulness Lesson Plans Mindfulness is essential to fostering social and emotional well-being in children and adults alike. With these lesson plans, help your children learn how to practice mindfulness and discover the benefits of bringing mindfulness to everyday situations.

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Just Breathe (4 min) Watch and listen to young students describe how mindfulness helps them handle difficult emotions in this 4-minute film from Julie Bayer, one of our Mindful Schools graduates. You can learn more about the Just Breathe film here. Room to Breathe (56 min)

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Gently introduce mindfulness to your students with a lesson plan designed by a former teacher with over 25 years experience of mindfulness. In this free lesson students learn among other things the breathing exercise that is a fundamental part of all mindfulness training. This lesson links with curriculum achievement objectives for: -Personal growth, -Physical activity, …

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You can provide mindfulness in elementary education by including fun mindfulness class activities into the curriculum. We’ll start with one of the most basic mindfulness practices for students breathing. 1. Shark Fin Breathing Exercise You can start teaching mindfulness in the classroom with this easy exercise.

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The project—called The Practical Effects of Teaching Mindfulness to Children—had the specific purpose to explore school counselors’ use of mindfulness education with elementary school students in small groups. If mindfulness techniques could be taught for ten weeks, in a school-based small-group format, organizers hoped there would also be …

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A square breath is a breath that is even on all sides, and it can be useful as a mindfulness exercise for both you and your child. Here’s what to do: Breathe in, to the count of four. Hold the breath for four seconds. Breathe out to the count of four. Wait for four seconds before taking in your next breath.

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These 51 engaging mindfulness activities can help your students develop self-awareness and self-regulation skills. 1. Heartbeat Exercise: As your students monitor their heartbeat and breathing after exercise, they’ll learn to become mindful of how their body feels. 2.

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Yoga + Mindfulness Elementary Online Curriculum (2021-22 School Year) self regulating tools for students, mindful activities, posters, yoga card decks, and so much more. This is not a course and no credit is awarded. What you are purchasing is a set of powerful resources and tools which enable you, as an individual classroom teacher operating one classroom to bring …

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One easy way for children to dip their toes into mindfulness is through body poses. To get your kids excited, tell them that doing fun poses can help them feel strong, brave, and happy. Have the kids go somewhere quiet and familiar, a place they feel safe. Next, tell them to try one of the following poses:

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Students learn mindfulness in 5-15 minute increments. Each lesson provides a specific application of mindfulness including: breathing, listening, body awareness, seeing, moving, eating, thinking, emotions, etc. 15-minute lessons include a few minutes of formal directed attention, time for discussion about how and when to apply mindfulness, and time for a …

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Here are examples of how I teach mindfulness in an elementary school. I visit each class for 15 minutes once per week for 8 weeks. After that, the teachers use the Core Practice (ringing chime for 60 seconds) at major transition points during the day to continue student practice. My curriculum (not yet published) is based on the MindUP curriculum, combined with my own …

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You can provide mindfulness in elementary education by including fun mindfulness class activities into the curriculum. We’ll start with one of the most basic mindfulness practices for students breathing. 1. Shark Fin Breathing Exercise You can start teaching mindfulness in the classroom with this easy exercise.

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