Mindfulness Hands-on Activities

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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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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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Peace Garden
Peace Garden
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Peace Garden
Children will practice mindfulness through a short guided practice, reflect on the practices that support peace, and then will build a "peace garden."
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Community Mobile
Community Mobile
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Community Mobile
In this activity, your child will explore what it means and how it feels to live in a community.
2nd grade
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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Adults Can Learn From Kids
Adults Can Learn From Kids
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Adults Can Learn From Kids
In this activity, your child will reflect on how adults can learn from kids. They will watch a TED Talk presented by a 12-year-old girl about the power of young people’s ideas and teachings, and they will generate some of their own unique ideas.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Seeing Things From Another Angle
Seeing Things From Another Angle
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Seeing Things From Another Angle
In this activity, your child will practice taking on the perspective of others and will generate ideas for conflict resolution at home.
4th grade
Social emotional
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The Way I Act
The Way I Act
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The Way I Act
In this activity, your child will write and draw about a time when they acted in ways that illustrated responsibility, kindness, or integrity. They will also reflect on what it felt like to have control over their choices and behaviors.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Negativity Bias
Negativity Bias
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Negativity Bias
In this activity, you and your child will watch a video and learn how the brain easily remembers negative information, but not always positive. You will practice positivity by writing or drawing pictures of 10 positive things that happened today.
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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Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice
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Restorative Justice
In this lesson, your child will watch a video on restorative justice, and together you will come up with ways your family can use restorative justice at home.
2nd grade
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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Take a Stand
Take a Stand
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Take a Stand
In this activity, your child will discuss how to stand up for others, and they'll use pipe cleaners to design a symbol that reminds them to stand up for others.
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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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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Sharing Love: A Loving Kindness Garden
Sharing Love: A Loving Kindness Garden
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Sharing Love: A Loving Kindness Garden
Children build a "Loving Kindness Garden" to represent what they have learned about love, mindfulness, and caring for others in community.
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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Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
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Tapping and Hugs for Managing Strong Emotions
Physical touch through tapping and hugging can be a wonderful way to regulate emotions. In this social emotional learning activity, your child will explore the power of tapping or hugging to help them calm down and relieve feelings of stress or anxiety.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Goal Reflections
Goal Reflections
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Goal Reflections
In this social emotional learning activity, kids will reflect on the past goals they've accomplished, then brainstorm new ideas, inventions, or goals they would like to accomplish and make a prototype to help visualize their achievement.
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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Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart
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Heart to Heart
In this activity, you and your child will read a story about heartfulness, practice heartfulness by sending kind wishes to others, and draw pictures of those you both love and care for (such as family members, friends, or pets).
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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Make a Radio
Make a Radio
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Make a Radio
In this social emotional learning activity, your child will listen to their favorite song and explore how it makes them feel. Then, together you will craft your own cardboard radio!
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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Interview: My Best Self
Interview: My Best Self
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Interview: My Best Self
In this activity, your child will interview a caring adult or friend to ask them when they have seen them at their best.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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