As you may know, we’re very much into the good karma that comes with sharing resources. Feel free to take away and try any of these trusty favourites.
Resources linked to ‘100 Days of Mindfulness’ YouTube Series:
Here’s an A4 copy of the Feelings Scale, which children can use to score their mood before and after mindfulness activities. This is so simple, but really effective in building up self-awareness. Here’s a Pocket-sized Feelings Scale, which is great to print, laminate and carry around if needed.
Here’s the body template which is handy for drawing-related activities, primarily drawing our feelings/weather alongside a Body Scan meditation. Great for younger and older kids alike this one!
The circle of control is a great little activity, for adults and children. Whether you’re approaching this with a specific situation in mind or life in general, you’re invited to consider what you can and cannot control. See the specific blog relating to this here.
One thing that you cannot control is your thoughts… but you can take charge of your relationship with these thoughts and how they effect you. Take a step back by trying a ‘Thought-Cloud’ meditation (instructions here) and use this Thoughts Log to record brain chatter like an objective observer.
If you prefer a more edible approach, here’s a Mindful Eating Script to with or without your kids. Either way, it’s a delicious.
Before I was known as ‘the Mindfulness lady’ in schools, I was ‘the Teamwork lady’ instead. Nowadays, I encourage a mindful approach to teamwork, for students and staff, in which we teach collaborative and social skills in the same way that we might teach semi-colons or column addition. See my article in Optimus Special Children magazine for more on this, including ‘Dos and Don’ts’, games, standalone lessons and teamwork tips.
Aside from that, this Teamwork Observer sheet has helped countless students to reflect on their classmates’ specific team skills during projects, just as team roles like the ones here have ensured that every person has a job to do.
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