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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness: The Present Moment
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Mindfulness: The Present Moment
Mindfulness 101! Students focus on the present moment using their senses to observe what is happening right now. They are introduced to the idea that mindfulness is about paying attention to the present.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
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Empathy
Empathy
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Empathy
In this lesson, students will explore and discuss the term "empathy" by hearing stories from two different perspectives and identifying the feelings of each of the characters. They will also discuss what it means to be true to ourselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Yoga Flow
Yoga Flow
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Yoga Flow
In this lesson, students will learn self-regulation techniques and be guided through yoga stretches and movements. Then, they will write about how yoga makes them feel and how it may help reduce stress.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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The Sound of Silence
The Sound of Silence
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The Sound of Silence
Students will read a story and listen to a song to explore the sound of silence, its meaning, and significance. They will share their experience and reflect on how and why silence or space can be important.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Positive Role Models
Positive Role Models
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Positive Role Models
Positive role models can have a powerful impact on individuals and society. In this lesson, students will reflect on the term "positive role model," discuss positive role models in their lives, and research positive role models in history.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Growth Mindset
Growth Mindset
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Growth Mindset
In this lesson, students will watch a video on growth mindset and work in pairs to share their ideas about growth vs. fixed mindsets. They will then collaborate to design their own skits about growth vs. fixed mindsets.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
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Mindfulness: Mindful Listening
Owls hear so well that they can hunt in the dark. Have your students try on their owl ears! In this lesson, students open up their ears to all the sounds around them, close and far away, and go on a sound hunt.
Preschool
Social emotional
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Mistakes Help Me Learn
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Mistakes Help Me Learn
Often, it's difficult to see mistakes and failures as opportunities to grow! In this lesson, students will practice having a growth mindset and looking at mistakes as opportunities to learn. They'll consider how challenges grow their brain.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Range of Emotions
Range of Emotions
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Range of Emotions
In this lesson, students will learn about how emotions change and will understand and discuss different feeling words for different emotions by associating emotions with colors, visuals, and a charades game.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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The Power of Words
The Power of Words
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The Power of Words
Words can uplift others, but they can also cause harm. In this lesson, students will hear the story *Desmond and the Very Mean Word*, and they'll discuss the power of positive and negative words in friendships, school, and community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Expressing Our Feelings
Expressing Our Feelings
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Expressing Our Feelings
In this lesson, students will identify and practice different ways emotions can be expressed through faces, gestures, and movements. They'll also learn how to practice mindful breathing to manage strong emotions and self-regulate.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Practicing Empathy
Practicing Empathy
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Practicing Empathy
In this lesson, students will learn about the different regions of the brain and connect them to compassion and empathy. They will also learn how all brains are wired for empathy.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Exploring Emotions
Exploring Emotions
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Exploring Emotions
Emotions are natural and temporary, just like passing clouds, rain, or the shining sun. In this lesson, students learn how to be mindful of their emotions and discuss how emotions change, just like the weather.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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I Like Myself
I Like Myself
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I Like Myself
Students will explore self-esteem through the book *I Like Myself* by Karen Beaumont. They will write secret kindness notes to others and to themselves, and reflect on how self-esteem can support connection with oneself and the community.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
Appreciating Diversity and Differences
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Appreciating Diversity and Differences
In this lesson, students will hear the story *Lovely* and work in small groups to create a book or a symbol of appreciation for others' differences. Students will consider how appreciating differences supports community and relationships.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Role-Playing Scenarios
Role-Playing Scenarios
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Role-Playing Scenarios
In this lesson, students will learn the term "restorative justice." They will discuss the role of restorative justice in the book *What are you staring at?*, and they will brainstorm ways they can bring these practices into the classroom.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Special Talents
Special Talents
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Special Talents
In this lesson, students will work in groups and cut out pictures to make a collage that encapsulates their greatest strengths and talents. The class will compile all their collages to showcase their talents.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Working Effectively In Groups
Working Effectively In Groups
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Working Effectively In Groups
Teamwork makes the dream work! In this lesson, students will learn how to work effectively in groups.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Determination
Determination
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Determination
In this lesson, students will define and discuss the word "determination" through song and play.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
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Mindfulness: Butterfly Breath
What if you imagine your lungs as wings? In this lesson, a butterfly helps teach students about mindful breathing. Learn to use the butterfly breath in three different ways!
Preschool
Social emotional
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Appreciating Diversity
Appreciating Diversity
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Appreciating Diversity
Everyone belongs and is welcome in this lesson on diversity and inclusion. Students will hear a story and learn a song connected to welcoming and including others.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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My Many Colored Days
My Many Colored Days
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My Many Colored Days
In this lesson, students will read the story *My Many Colored Days* by Dr. Seuss, and reflect on the many different feelings we may experience. They will use body maps to color in where they may feel different emotions in their body.
2nd 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 lesson, students will hear the story "The Way I Act" and complete two activities connected to the story. They will practice mindful breathing and explore how to have more control over their bodies, behaviors, emotions, and choices.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
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Mindfulness: Deep Relaxation
Deep relaxation in school? Yes, it is possible! Through this process you will guide students to consciously focus on relaxing various body parts, leading to a visualization to help relax their full body mindfully.
Preschool
Social emotional
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
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Mindfulness: The Outside and Inside Present
What happens when students explore their senses on the inside? This lesson encourages students to look at, listen to, and feel what is happening on the inside through practicing mindfulness.
Preschool
Social emotional
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Mindfulness Lesson Plans

Mindfulness is essential to fostering social and emotional well-being in children and adults alike. With these lesson plans, help your children learn how to practice mindfulness and discover the benefits of bringing mindfulness to everyday situations. In addition, children explore empathy, learn about the importance of having a growth mindset, practice emotional regulation, and much more.