Mindfulness for Kids

Enticing Partner Games that Teach Mindfulness for Kids

Teaching mindfulness to kids doesn’t have to be to just boring sitting still and breathing. In fact, mindfulness should be engaging and fun for kids to get excited about it. It should feel like it’s something they can relate to. I have taught mindfulness to kids at my...

How to Make a Mindfulness Glitter Calm Down Jar

Calm down! Be quiet! Relax! Kids are constantly loud and noisy this is normal. It's nice to able to help them calm down with things other than your voice from time to time too. I teach yoga and mindfulness to kids in a charter school, and... we often have moments that...

How to Use Easy and Calming Guided Imagery with Kids

Kids need a break sometimes. So does everyone, really.  But it’s super important for kids in school especially and kids who need a little extra reminder to feel calm and relax. It can also be super useful for kids who have a hard time falling asleep. Guided imagery is...

Effective and Simple Ways to Add Mindfulness to your Kids’ Day

Mindfulness is a key tool in the life of an anxious person or child. Honestly, it is a helpful tool in an average person's life, too! There are many ways to practice meditation and mindfulness. There are courses you take, retreats to go to and books to read. But if...

The Most Fabulous Books for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Calm down, settle down, take a deep breath, get a grip, take a break... Words that I hear myself say over and over to my students every day. They are so full of emotions and energy I can barely handle it sometimes! The phrases I spout out at them sometimes work, and...

14 Clever Ways to Breathe with Your Kids to Calm Down

As a person who deals with anxiety and stress (like so many!!), I truly know the power of a deep, cleansing breath. As a teacher of yoga, and a public school educator, I know that kids need the same thing. During the 5 years in my current school, I have been steadily...

How to Calm a Class (or a Child) Using Mindfulness

We've all seen and heard kids having a tantrum. The heart-stopping, blood vessel constricting panic it sends me into is unforgettable.   Kids that are yelling, shouting at each other, throwing things, and running around all in the same place is equally, if not more,...

8 Short Videos to Teach and Practice Mindfulness with Kids

Mindfulness is an amazing tool. It’s good for kids, and adults, and it’s quickly become a new catchphrase and a popular teaching strategy to incorporate into all classrooms and settings. Mindfulness is gaining some good research, too, on how it can be important for...