Mindfulness Hands-on Activities

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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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Mindfulness and the Brain
Mindfulness and the Brain
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Mindfulness and the Brain
In this activity, your child will learn about the different parts of the brain and how mindfulness can build connections of calm.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Acts of Kindness for the Earth
Acts of Kindness for the Earth
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Acts of Kindness for the Earth
Children will reflect on the importance of performing acts of kindness for the Earth, hear a story about easy ways they can care for the Earth, and set goals to conserve more in their everyday lives.
4th grade
Social emotional
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My Rich Cultural Heritage
My Rich Cultural Heritage
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My Rich Cultural Heritage
In this activity, your child will consider the meaning of "culture" and what comprises their family's culture. They will draw pictures of aspects of their family's culture, then choose an aspect of it to explore further.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Similarities
Similarities
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Similarities
In this activity, your child will write stories about two different people. The stories will include similarities and differences in the ways each person lives in their communities.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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You Are Not Alone
You Are Not Alone
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You Are Not Alone
Children will reflect on the importance of diversity and brainstorm ways to support people in their community who may feel alone, researching local organizations that strive to help those people.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Forgiveness
Forgiveness
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Forgiveness
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will practice a mindfulness and forgiveness visualization and write a letter to someone with whom they've had a minor conflict and would like to forgive.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Focusing on One Thing
Focusing on One Thing
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Focusing on One Thing
In this activity, your child will learn and practice mindfulness by using their senses to focus on one thing at a time.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Power of Inquiry
The Power of Inquiry
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The Power of Inquiry
In this activity, your child will use two powerful questions to investigate a thought and the truth behind it. They will write and perform a skit using mindfulness and these important questions.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Exploration of Talents
Exploration of Talents
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Exploration of Talents
In this activity, your child will discover their interests and special talents through performing, writing, and drawing.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Listing the Facts
Listing the Facts
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Listing the Facts
In this activity, your child will explore the differences between facts and opinions. Together, you will go on a scavenger hunt in your home and play the role of detectives in search of facts.
2nd grade
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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Sharing Beauty
Sharing Beauty
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Sharing Beauty
Children reflect on ways they have cared for themselves, others, and the Earth before building a garden to share beauty with others in their community.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Puppy Mind
Puppy Mind
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Puppy Mind
In this activity, your child will hear a story and practice mindful breathing. They will paint a picture that reminds them to bring mindfulness and kindness to their puppy mind.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Still Statues
Still Statues
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Still Statues
In this activity, your child will use mindfulness to practice staying as still as they can. Then, during a freeze dance activity, they will pay attention to the constellation of sensations and feelings throughout parts of their bodies.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Learning from Others' Mistakes
Learning from Others' Mistakes
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Learning from Others' Mistakes
This activity introduces growth mindset and looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow, rather than obstacles. Your child will understand the difference between seeing a mistake as a learning opportunity, rather than as a disappointment.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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It Takes Skill to Wait
It Takes Skill to Wait
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It Takes Skill to Wait
In this activity, your child will explore techniques that support patience and learn to practice mindfulness when waiting.
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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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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Taking Time to Slow Down
Taking Time to Slow Down
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Taking Time to Slow Down
In this activity, your child will practice mindfulness, choose one thing to do in which they can slow down, and reflect on this experience. You can even try slowing down together!
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindful Leaders
Mindful Leaders
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Mindful Leaders
Children learn about the benefits of mindfulness, teach someone else what they've learned, and create a sand timer to use during mindfulness practice.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Love Can Grow
Love Can Grow
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Love Can Grow
In this activity, your child will learn about how focusing on positive feelings, like love and peace, helps these feelings grow. They will also decorate pots and plant seeds as a reminder of this.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Listening for Silence at Home
Listening for Silence at Home
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Listening for Silence at Home
In this activity, your child will take a walk outside, listen to the silence in between sounds, and draw what the experience was like for them.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Positive Reminders
Positive Reminders
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Positive Reminders
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will write loving kindness notes to place around the home to serve as a reminder (for themselves and others) to see the goodness within themselves.
2nd 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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