Teach kids about gratitude through yoga and mindfulnessTeaching kids about gratitude is a mindset that will benefit them for years to come. Research tells us that gratitude has many benefits, including greater life satisfaction and better attitudes about school.
Gratitude provides perspective for kids–they can learn to see through the eyes of others, and through that, they can learn to form healthy relationships with themselves and others.
For children, gratitude can be experienced through direct experience, through dramatization, and through adult modeling. We’ve included games, meditations, activities, crafts, and yoga poses to help get in touch with a sense of gratitude.
We hope you enjoy it!
Printable Gratitude Yoga Cards
Use this yoga and mindfulness activity packet to teach little ones about gratitude. Print and cut out our six yoga cards and use them in the classroom, yoga studio, or at home! Also included are written instructions for kids, giving cues for children to correctly practice each pose.
This packet includes:
- Six (6) printable yoga cards
- Four (4) gratitude mindfulness activities and tips for teaching mindfulness
- How-to instruction for each activity, written for kids
- Nine (9) coloring pages
- Journaling pages with prompts for kids
Gratitude Yoga is a 30 page PDF download that you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print to paper.
Today it just didn’t work out to do the yoga poses with the whole class. I ended up sending them to centers and asking if children wanted to work with me. In this way I was able to work with 1 or 2 at a time. Maybe I did too many opening activities. I also had 3 3 year olds added to my group due to the need to maintain a 1 to 10 ratio. (They had 13 3 year olds and I had 7 4s.). Day care is like that. I’ll try the games tomorrow. Got a little laminating machine but haven’t found a breathing ball yet. I know they have them on Amazon and may do that. One day at a time. I tried to use the gratitude language this am early on.
I am so grateful to hear about how you're using the gratitude content. I think its a creative solution to work in small groups. Remember to use rhythm as a thread to keep them woven into the lesson. Reach out for support any time <3
Our digital products are perfect for viewing on your phone or tablets! Help reduce our carbon footprint by mindfully choosing what to print. Try printing on card stock and laminate so they last for many future uses by big and little hands.