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What are 5 mindfulness exercises you can do with students?

What are 5 mindfulness exercises you can do with students?

Mindful activities for learners

  • Mindful breathing. This activity is great for bringing the mind back to the importance of our breath.
  • Color breathing. Ask your students to think of a relaxing color and another color that represents anger, frustration, or sadness.
  • The five senses.
  • Body scan.
  • Breaktime bell.
  • Daily gratitude.

How do you practice mindfulness in children?


  1. Notice and name body sensations, thoughts, and emotions.
  2. Enlist a guide.
  3. Share a 3-breath hug.
  4. Move, stretch, and notice body sensations.
  5. Stop and be aware of surroundings.
  6. Describe your own process of noticing, naming, and using the breath to calm yourself.
  7. Eat a mindful snack.
  8. Count the breaths.

What are mindfulness activities for preschoolers?

Here are some suggestions on suitable mindfulness activities for kids to try with preschool children:

  • Describing emotions.
  • Listening circle.
  • Looking at clouds.
  • Bubble balloon game.
  • Texture bag.
  • Guided relaxation/visualisation.
  • Yoga.
  • Mindful breathing.

What are the core principles of mindfulness?

In general, they seek to develop three key characteristics of mindfulness: Intention to cultivate awareness (and return to it again and again) Attention to what is occurring in the present moment (simply observing thoughts, feelings, sensations as they arise) Attitude that is non-judgmental, curious, and kind.

What’s the difference between mindfulness and flow?

Mindfulness involves cultivating an observer of conscious- ness, trying to maintain reflective awareness of each moment. In contrast, flow involves losing the inner observer within an altered state of consciousness in which the moment blurs into a continuous stream of activity.

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