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Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
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Paying Attention with Animal Breaths
In this lesson, students will have fun, calm themselves down, and settle into the present moment through a fun activity called "animal breaths." This lesson also explores what it means to pay attention and be present.
Preschool
Social emotional
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
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Changing 'I Can't' to 'I Can't Yet'
In this lesson, students will explore phrases related to growth mindset through the eyes of basketball player Michael Jordan. They will hear a story about Jordan overcoming his self-doubts and reflect on ways they can approach challenges.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
Mindfulness & Creation Stations
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Mindfulness & Creation Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
2nd grade
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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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
Mindfulness: A Home Inside
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Mindfulness: A Home Inside
We all have our own home of feelings inside, like a shell that we can tuck into when needed. This we learn from turtles, and now your students can too. This lesson helps students access that place inside full of feelings, emotions, and thoughts.
Preschool
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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Belly Breathing To Calm, Focus and De-Stress
Belly Breathing To Calm, Focus and De-Stress
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Belly Breathing To Calm, Focus and De-Stress
Do your kids need a breather? In this lesson, students will learn the circle process and help write guidelines for community building and SEL instruction. Students will learn the practice of belly breathing to help self-soothe, calm and focus.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Learning About Mindful Listening
Learning About Mindful Listening
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Learning About Mindful Listening
Kids often need to bew taught that listening isn't just hearing someone -- it's thinking about what they have to say, too. In this lesson students will become introduced to the circle process and help put together guidelines for community building, and learn how to listen to their classmatesnot just quietly, but respectfully.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
Learning How to Practice Empathy
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Learning How to Practice Empathy
In this lesson, students will practice empathy through learning the "just like me" mindfulness practice.
4th grade
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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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
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Fill My Cup (Gratitude Jar)
In this lesson, students will discuss, generate a list, and practice appropriate activities that may improve the way they feel. Students will engage in a gratitude practice and learn strategies for changing their mood.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Stand Tall
Stand Tall
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Stand Tall
In this lesson, students will explore the meaning of integrity through the book Stand Tall!. They will also answer questions connected to making choices with integrity when faced with challenging situations.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Soaking in the Good
Soaking in the Good
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Soaking in the Good
In this lesson, students will explore how sadness, loneliness, gratitude, connection, and love feel in their bodies. They will also learn about negativity bias and practice “soaking in the good” by savoring positive feelings.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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Gratitude for Differences
Gratitude for Differences
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Gratitude for Differences
In this lesson, students will discuss similarities and differences in a fish bowl activity. They will also learn tools to practice gratitude for each other's differences and similarities.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
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Mindfulness, Community, and Nature Stations
In this lesson, students will move through stations to practice and reflect on the mindfulness and social emotional learning tools that they have learned throughout the year.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Peace Corner
Peace Corner
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Peace Corner
The peace corner is a space where students may practice previously taught calm-down methods, such as deep breathing and mindfulness. Students will draw a picture of themselves in the peace corner and practice in small groups.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Superhero Senses
Superhero Senses
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Superhero Senses
In this lesson, students will learn about their superpower sense of listening and speaking by listening and responding to questions with kindness, attention, and mindfulness.
Kindergarten
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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Freeze and Flow
Freeze and Flow
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Freeze and Flow
In this lesson, students will participate in a freeze dance, then be guided in slow-motion movements using mindfulness. Finally, they will discuss how movement and music can help them feel calm or energized.
4th 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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Thoughts as Bubbles
Thoughts as Bubbles
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Thoughts as Bubbles
In this lesson, students will hear the story Mind Bubbles, practice mindful breathing (anchor breathing), and use bubbles to draw pictures of their thoughts from the mindfulness practice session.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Training Our Puppy Mind
Training Our Puppy Mind
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Training Our Puppy Mind
In this lesson, students will practice mindfulness and learn how our minds can be like a puppy. They will learn that we can use mindfulness to train our wandering minds by bringing our thoughts back to our bodies, breathing, or sounds.
2nd grade
Social emotional
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'I Tried Hard,' Growth Mindset
'I Tried Hard,' Growth Mindset
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'I Tried Hard,' Growth Mindset
According to research about growth mindsets, certain kinds of praise can stifle growth, while others promote learning and achievement. In this lesson, students will be able to identify and use praise words that support growth mindset.
4th grade
Social emotional
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Seeing the Good in Myself
Seeing the Good in Myself
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Seeing the Good in Myself
When students take time to see the best in themselves, it supports them individually, socially, and academically. In this lesson, students will take time to highlight their successes and learn how to send loving wishes to themselves.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Say Something
Say Something
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Say Something
In this lesson, students will hear the story Say Something and make promises to each other to speak up when others are lonely or hurt. They will also have an opportunity to express themselves through acts of service and painting.
Kindergarten
Social emotional
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Search 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.