Mindfullness activities for kids

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Mark Randall
The bulletin board behind the desk is called "Change Your Words - Change Your Mindset!" This year, I'm working to help my kids develop a growth mindset. Many of them have had a fixed mindset instilled in them through their families. They have been raised to believe that they are either a "math person" or "not a math person." This summer, I read Carol Dweck's Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
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Math Equals Love | Math Teaching Blog by Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter, a high school math teacher who truly believes math equals love, shares lesson ideas, puzzles, posters, free resources and more on her blog.

Art Therapy Project. Something to carry in your pocket for good self talk.
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Instant Comfort - today's art therapy project

In my art therapy group today I brought in small match boxes - easy to carry in your pocket. The idea is to have something to remind you of good self talk when your most troublesome emotion is bothering you. The outside of the box tells what bothers you. Inside are words and phrases you can say to yourself for comfort. Here's what my students created. UPDATE: Since several people have asked me how I did this, here is a small tutorial (without photos, I'm sad to say.) Buy a packet or two of…

Positive self-affirmations and mindfulness activity in today's DBT skills group.

Positive self-affirmations and mindfulness activity in today's DBT skills group.

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Looks like a great resource for teaching mindfulness and self-awareness. Love the "Be the pond" activity. Let it go coloring/worksheet

Mindful Mantras for Kids - Left Brain Buddha

Mantras help us find the space to respond skillfully instead of reacting unthinkingly. They can help our children, too. Try these mindful mantras for kids!

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Make your own mindful breathing wand

Teaching young children mindfulness is a lot easier and more fun than one might think. As an early childhood therapist, I adapt and find ways to make social and emotional lessons more creative and …

Positive affirmation. (Art therapy).
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8 Tips New Test Takers Should Know

I was determined to find a new way to review test taking tips with our third graders this school year. As everyone knows, this is their first year taking the “Big Test.” In the past, …

What Can I Say to Myself? Such a great way to teach your kids about positive self talk and help them develop a growth mindset! Love this one!
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Growth Mindset - Talk It

This month's character trait of Optimism fits in with our Growth Mindset goal for March. For our "Talk It" component of Growth Mindset, teachers can create positive, growth mindset-type anchor charts for student self-talk. The following is a sample chart that you could use for reference when creating one for your own class: Developed by Fieldcrest Elementary School teachers Asking the students to think of things that "slow them down" when they're learning is a good way to get the discussion…

Positive Art Therapy | Art therapy, positive psychology and mindfullness
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My Ikigai – What gets me up in the mornings

The Japanese word Ikigai (pronounced ee-ki-guy) is used to describe “why I get up in the morning” . Finding your Ikigai can mean a deep and often lengthy search of self. However, when…

All quotes coloring pages- AMAZING! Love these!!

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Quote coloring pages from Doodle Art Alley