Lesson Plan

Mindfulness: Mindful Movement

Imagine wild animals teaching students to walk mindfully, and camoflauge teaching about stillness. This lesson takes a cue from animal adaptations as students practice walking and pausing mindfully.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to practice moving mindfully. Students will be able to explore the relationship between mindful walking and stillness.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
Mindfulness: Mindful Movement
  • Ask students to think about the word mindful, and share what it means to them. If needed, guide with the following: "Mindful means to pay attention to what is happening right now, in the moment."
  • Ask: "If mindful means paying attention to what is happening right now, what do you think mindful walking means?"
  • Have students share ideas about mindful walking.
  • Ask: "What is it called when you stop walking and stay in one place?"
  • Have students share their ideas, and then introduce the word stillness, if it has not been shared.
  • Explain that today you will explore the relationship between mindful walking and stillness.