The Peace Corner is a space where students may practice cool-down methods such as mindful walking, deep breathing, and mindful listening. Students will work together in groups to create activities for their classroom peace corner.
Students will be able to understand the importance of peace corners, generate activities they would like to place in their peace corner, and practice mindfulness techniques.
Gather students into a circle, either seated in chairs or on the floor.
Ask students if they have a space or corner in their home or bedroom where they go to find calm and relaxation. If so, what do they like about their space?
Ask, "If you could name the space, what would you call it? How does it help you regulate yourself? What does emotional regulation mean?"
Share with students that they will be creating activities to use in their peace corner.
To help students generate ideas, have them think about what helps them to find calm. Ask what they could create and practice in the peace corner.
Generate a list of ideas on the board that the students would like to add to their peace corner (e.g. coloring pages, glitter jar, affirmations, calming and focusing audio, guided mindfulness exercises, etc.)