- Kids mindfulness coloring
- Kids mindfulness music
- Kids mindfulness activities
- Kids mindfulness meditation
- And finally kids mindfulness videos
When asked what’s the one thing I wish people would be more of, my instant answer is always, “more mindful and more self-aware.” If there’s anything I’ve learned in this life so far it is the importance of self-awareness so that we can be more mindful of how our actions impact not only ourselves, but those around us, and if we want to get really philosophical the communities we are apart of and the world at large. The world does not revolve around us but we do have the ability to cast wide ripples that affect many.
Kids Mindfulness Coloring
Kids Mindfulness Music
Mindfulness Game for Teens and Kids: Liking the Music
Purpose: Sensory awareness, Mindfulness of sounds, and Focus
Best for: Ages 5+, groups or one-on-one
What you need: A selection of music
This activity helps kids learn mindful listening skills while enjoying music. The idea is to teach kids to focus on sounds and to notice a range of detail.
Pick a mix of music that fits the age of your child or group of children. With adolescents, you might want to first ask them what they’d like to listen to. Trying out different genres from country to rock, classical to jazz, is a fun way to identify differences in the styles and how they affect their feelings. Be sure to listen to the music beforehand so that you can plan what you want them to notice.
The game is simple. You play a song and ask them to pay attention to the song. Here are a few different ideas you might want to try out:
Ask them to listen to the song and give a thumbs up (likes) when they …
- Hear a specific instrument,
- Hear drums start beating, hear drums stop beating,
- Hear the voice of a singer start or stop,
- Hear a specific word or meow ( tee-hee 🙂 ,
- Notice that the music affects their feelings,
- Feel uplifted by the music,
- Feel calmed by the music,
- Feel the music make them feel sad or anxious.
Pick just one or two things per song.
You can also ask them to listen and pay attention to their feelings. After the music stops, ask them how the music made them feel. This is a great way to learn how to notice and talk about emotions.
When you are done listening to music, ask them if it was easy to stay focused. Were they able to bring their attention back to the music if their minds wandered? Were they able to notice whatever it was you chose to have them pay attention to?
Activities for Improving Mindfulness in Kids
Positive Psychology has great mindfulness activities as well as these 6 tips for teaching mindfulness to kids. When you are trying to teach your kids or young clients about mindfulness and its benefit, they recommend you begin with a few guidelines:
- Make sure they are ready to give mindfulness a try; if they are full of energy and itching to run and play, it may not be the best time for practicing mindfulness for the first time.
- Explain what mindfulness is and what it is not; give examples of what seems similar to mindfulness but is not (i.e., introspection or chasing thoughts down the “rabbit hole” versus listening to our bodies).
- Say it in an age-appropriate way, with words they will understand.
- Offer to practice mindfulness with them; sometimes having a model makes all the difference.
- Assure them that it’s okay to get off track, and how to gently guide themselves back to mindfulness when they realize they lost focus.
- Finish the practice by doing something they enjoy with them to ensure they have a positive experience.
Kids Meditation for Mindfulness
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