Feel Fabulous Friday
The wellbeing of families, and children in particular, is a critical part of achieving academic outcomes. Here at Fabulous at Phonics!, it is our goal to support children and their families to develop their wellbeing so that they are able to maximise their own sense of inner peace and joy to have a positive effect on educational progress. Our weekly Feel Fabulous Friday blogs provide high-quality ideas to support parents to provide age-appropriate mindfulness practices with their children.
This weeks suggestions...
Mindfulness Games for Children
1.Blowing bubbles. Have your kids focus on taking in a deep, slow breath, and exhaling steadily to fill the bubble. Encourage them to pay close attention to the bubbles as they form, detach, and pop or float away.
2.Pinwheels. Use the same tactics from blowing bubbles to encourage mindful attention on the pinwheels.
3.Playing with balloons. Tell your kids that the aim of this game is to keep the balloon off the ground, but have them move slowly and gently. You can tell them to pretend the balloon is very fragile if that helps.
4.Texture bag. Place several small, interestingly shaped or textured objects in a bag. Have each child reach in and touch an object, one at a time, and describe what they are touching. Make sure they don’t take the object out of the bag, forcing them to use only their sense of touch to explore the object.
5.Blindfolded taste tests. Use a blindfold for each child and have them experience eating a small food, like a raisin or a cranberry, as if it was their first time eating it.
More interactive games and information about mindfulness and wellbeing can be found here