Lesson Plan

Breath, Movement, and Relaxation

Listening to the soothing sounds of the ocean and practicing slowing down can be helpful to feel more calm and ease. Calming tools such as breathwork, mindful movement, and stillness are practiced in this ocean-themed lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify a problem and engage in problem-solving steps to come up with a solution.

Introduction

(10 minutes)
  • Begin playing the Ocean Waves Relaxation video.
  • Bring students together in a circle, either seated or standing.
  • Ask, "What sounds do you hear? Where do we usually hear these sounds? How do you feel when you listen to the sounds of the ocean?"
  • Ask students to become very still, to close their eyes or look down, and to listen to the sounds of the waves.
  • Lower music volume slowly to silent.
  • Explain to students that they will now listen to the sound of the ocean in their breathing.
  • Ask them to cover their ears and to listen to their breath (for three breaths).
  • Ask, "Who was able to hear the ocean waves in their breathing?"
  • Ask them to cover their ears and to listen to their breath (for five breaths).
  • Ask, "Who was able to hear the ocean waves in their breathing?"
  • Ask them to cover their ears and to listen to their breath (for seven breaths).
  • Ask them to bring their hands back down to their laps and to slowly open their eyes when they are ready.
  • Ask, "What did you notice? How do you feel?"
  • Explain that they can listen to their ocean breaths at any time to feel more calm.