Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening around us and what is happening inside us. Students benefit from learning how to observe what is happening and how to reflect on how they feel about what is happening.
Providing children with the tools of mindful moments and other mindful methods allows them to self regulate and manage themselves in times of heightened emotion.
Topics, activites, and strategies to help establish mindfulness at the primary level include:
What is Mindfulness?
In this brief video kids introduce the topic of Mindfulness and how it benefits them. The “Pause, Breathe, and Smile” method is demonstrated.
Students learn to focus on experiences that are happening right now.
Students learn and practice simple yoga.
Help students understand how they can focus their minds and be still.
Sit Spots are a time and place when students can sit silently to reflect about their day or surroundings.
Students learn to use four pebbles to help guide their meditation.