Mindfulness Hands-on Activities

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Make a Family Gratitude Jar
Make a Family Gratitude Jar
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Make a Family Gratitude Jar
The power of gratitude is endless! Research shows that cultivating a gratitude practice can gratitude strengthen relationships, improve physical and emotional well-being, deepen empathy skills, and improve self-esteem. With such wide-spread benefits, how
Preschool
Social emotional
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Natural Emotions
Natural Emotions
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Natural Emotions
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will learn about emotions and how they change, just like many parts of nature. Then they will spend time outside, exploring and reflecting on what they have learned.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Colored Emotions
Colored Emotions
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Colored Emotions
Understanding emotions can be a helpful tool for self-regulation. In this social emotional learning activity, your child will practice identifying different emotions and explore how they connect with various gestures and facial expressions.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Create an Internal Weather Report
Create an Internal Weather Report
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Create an Internal Weather Report
This activity creatively guides students in reflecting on and understanding what's happening inside of themselves at any given point.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Fact or Opinion?
Fact or Opinion?
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Fact or Opinion?
In this fun activity, your child will learn the difference between facts and opinions. They will design cards for a matching game that they create and play!
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Practice Mindful Eating
Practice Mindful Eating
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Practice Mindful Eating
How often do we eat with awareness and really taste our food and think about where the food came from? Mindful eating is a great way to practice mindfulness infused with gratitude and appreciation for our food.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
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Learn Self-Awareness Through Deep Relaxation
Deep relaxation is a great way to create the conditions for learning by helping students let go of tension and worry.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
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Live in The Moment With Mindful Walking
Being present is essential for learning, so help your child become more aware of their body and surroundings through an activity called "mindful walking."
4th grade
Social emotional
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Create a Peace Treaty
Create a Peace Treaty
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Create a Peace Treaty
In this activity, students will create a peace treaty as a class and come up with guidelines for how they will manage conflict.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Be Present with Mindful Movement
Be Present with Mindful Movement
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Be Present with Mindful Movement
A great way to cultivate awareness, focus and attention in the present is through movement. Mindful movement can also decrease stress and anxiety and increase calm.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Zoo Yoga
Zoo Yoga
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Zoo Yoga
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will hear the story Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids, learn the benefits of yoga, and create their own yoga sequence to teach someone else.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Things I Like About Me
Things I Like About Me
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Things I Like About Me
In this activity, your child will have an opportunity to discuss what they like about themselves, and they will design a digital or physical poster that displays their talents, what they like, and images that describe themselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Five Finger Breathing
Five Finger Breathing
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Five Finger Breathing
In this activity, your child will learn and teach someone else five finger breathing, and they will also draw a picture of their experience.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Be Present with a Mindfulness Bell
Be Present with a Mindfulness Bell
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Be Present with a Mindfulness Bell
Ringing a quiet bell is also a great way to support focus and bring kids into the present moment so they can be aware of what they are experiencing inside.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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My Emotions Wheel
My Emotions Wheel
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My Emotions Wheel
Help your child build emotional awareness by creating a wheel full of pictures that make them feel a certain emotion.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Patterns in Nature
Patterns in Nature
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Patterns in Nature
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will go on a nature scavenger hunt to look for patterns in nature and appreciate how amazing nature is.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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THINK for Kind Talking
THINK for Kind Talking
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THINK for Kind Talking
Ensuring that what we say is truthful, helpful, inspiring, necessary, and kind takes practice! In this social emotional learning activity, your child will set a goal for themselves to THINK before they speak.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Movement and Calm Breaks
Movement and Calm Breaks
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Movement and Calm Breaks
In this activity, you and your child will practice taking a movement or calming break during homework or when feeling tired. Then, your child will write about and draw what the experience was like for them.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Creating a Peace Corner to Promote Harmony, Kindness, and Calm at Home
Creating a Peace Corner to Promote Harmony, Kindness, and Calm at Home
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Creating a Peace Corner to Promote Harmony, Kindness, and Calm at Home
In this activity, kids will create a peace corner in their bedroom or home and reflect on ways they may use their peace corner through drawing and discussion. 
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Focusing on the Good Each Day
Focusing on the Good Each Day
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Focusing on the Good Each Day
In this activity, your child will design their own Best Self Journal to reflect on ways they have been their best each day.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Curiosity vs. Boredom
Curiosity vs. Boredom
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Curiosity vs. Boredom
In this activity, your child will explore the difference between boredom and curiosity in building greater attentiveness and happiness in the present moment.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Find Your Feelings
Find Your Feelings
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Find Your Feelings
In this social emotional learning activity, you will help your child practice mindfulness of emotions, guiding them to create a word search to understand and explain feeling words.
4th grade
Social emotional
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The Weather Inside
The Weather Inside
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The Weather Inside
Geared toward kindergarten and first grade learners, The Weather Inside is a fun activity to help help children understand and process their emotions in a healthy way.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
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Multitasking vs. Mindfulness
In this activity, your child will experience multitasking, then mindfulness and compare the two in terms of productivity and calmness.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Creating Uplifting Spaces
Creating Uplifting Spaces
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Creating Uplifting Spaces
In this lesson, your child will reflect on, draw, and collect things that make them feel happy and peaceful.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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