Our thoughts can be just like a puppy. They can be easily distracted by smells, sounds, the past, the future—almost anything! In this social emotional learning activity, your child will hear the story Puppy Mind and practice mindful breathing. They will then stretch their creative wings by painting a picture that will remind them to bring mindfulness and kindness to their own puppy mind. This activity is a fun way to help your second or third grader practice self-awareness, self-management, and mindfulness of thoughts.