Our schools will be open for only 2 weeks in February but I wanted to keep my mindfulness activities for kids lesson plans routine on the track. So, for February I chose a wonderful story which combines nearly everything we have learnt and practiced so far!
There is also an introductory post where I’m explaining how, why and whats about mindfulness activities in the English classrooms.
If you already read the previous posts or don’t need extra information to apply mindfulness practices in your classroom, let’s jump directly into the new lesson plan.
February Mindfulness Activities Lesson Plan
This month I wanted to show you one of our favorite breathing exercises videos. My students already know these breathing techniques, but it always works great when you have visuals ready in your lessons. Especially if they are not in the mood for doing anything calm that day. 😀 I grab their attention by showing a nice video like this one and then start my mindfulness session. 😉
Plus, these videos are great both for teaching and revising the things you have taught to your kiddos.
Now, kids are ready for our new story: I’m Calm: A Book to Help Kids Overcome Anxiety and Stressful Situations written by Jayneen Sanders – illustrated by Cherie Zamazing.
Story: I’m Calm
“Theodore is calm, but everyone else in his family isn’t! In a time of stress and anxiety, Theodore shows his family ways he’s learned to stay calm.”
Even if you don’t have a mindfulness routine in your curriculum, you can still read this story to your students as it covers ELT topics like “family members, feelings and actions.” It also helped me to revise “counting breathe and some yoga poses” too.
New things I will be teaching with this books: “Hug your pet or favorite toy” – “Take a walk in nature” when you feel anxious, sad, worried or scared… or stressed out just like the family members feel in the story.
I prepared some story visuals – I call them story puppets – for this story, too. I’ve already explained why I use these puppets in my lessons HERE (You can visit the October plan and scroll down to read more).
Have you seen our Mindfulness Bitmoji Classroom? You can check it out and / or download a copy here: 7 different bitmoji classroom designs.
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