Reading PK-3

Mindfulness Activities

Overview

Through short but regular mindfulness activities, students develop their awareness and ability to focus. Mindfulness activities support learners' Emotion regulation and Self-regulation, in turn increasing kindness, improving Sleep quality, and even improving academic performance.

Use It in the Classroom

Watch how these students explain the mindfulness exercises they participate in at school. Through these calming activities, they refocus and develop kindness skills to use with others.

  • Teachers can bring mindfulness into the classroom by introducing mindful practices as a part of their daily routine. Some potential activities that are age-appropriate include listening to calming music, practicing focused breathing, listening to a singing bowl, and conducting a body scan.
  • Design It into Your Product

    Videos are chosen as examples of strategies in action. These choices are not endorsements of the products or evidence of use of research to develop the feature.

    From 0:40, watch how Headspace for Kids designs simple mindfulness activities. By having clear prompts along with colorful visuals as guides, learners practice mindfulness while being engaged in a game environment.

  • Developers can integrate mindfulness not just through guided meditations but also by introducing games and activities that help learners understand the basic principles of mindfulness. Prompts to focus on their breathing and five senses and actively listen and reflect can engage learners in mindful ways.