Teach kids how they can use their senses as a way to be mindful when they pause and focus on the present moment.
Describe an item in your classroom using your five senses. Can the students guess what you are talking about?
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Five Senses and FeelingsPresent the slideshow to guide students through a mindful activity using their senses. Allow ample time between slides to encourage mindful thoughts.
Identify Mindful ActionsTell students that whenever they pause and pay attention to something on purpose, they are being mindful. When they looked carefully at the picture, they were being mindful. Discuss how they used their senses to be mindful when they observed the forest picture.
Use Your SensesImagine you are in the forest. Think about what you would see, smell, taste, touch, and hear as you color the picture. How do you feel?
Time: 20 Minutes