There are a wide range of mindfulness activities for kids from yoga, meditation, deep breathing, or even blowing bubbles. In this activity, we will help you help your students learn to focus on the present moment by identifying something that helps them calm down.
First, print out (or send) the worksheets for your students. The first page will prompt students for things they can see, hear, smell, and think about that help them calm down. And the second page is for them to draw a picture or print out an image of something (or things) that helps them calm down.
When they are finished, they can add these worksheets into their Social and Emotional Learning Journal. In addition, you can also share this deep breathing lesson that was developed as part of our Zoo Academy online social and emotional learning game for K-1 students.
- Positive Ninja: A Children’s Book About Mindfulness and Managing Negative Emotions and Feelings by Mary Nhin and Jelena Stupar
- Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere by Kira Willey and Anni Betts
- Little Monkey Calms Down (Hello Genius) by Michael Dahl and Oriol Vidal
- I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness by Susan Verde and Peter H. Reynolds