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How to Integrate Mindfulness into the K-5 Classroom

What's included

What is mindfulness and how to teach mindfulness
18 mindfulness activities with instructions, written for kids (K-5)
6 mindfulness cards
5 mindfulness planners and worksheets perfect for classroom and daily practice planning
2 mindfulness activity posters
1 worksheet
This activity packet includes:

  • Yoga pose cards for six (6) shapes and games to play
  • Detailed instruction for the yoga poses, written for kids
  • Facilitated discussion prompts, breathing exercises and a mindfulness activity
  • Crafts and coloring pages related to shapes
  • Shapes Yoga poster
How to use

Teach mindfulness activities at the beginning, during transitions, and end of the day or class periods. Practice the same ones over and over and slowly add new ones.Let’s Make Shapes! is a 17-page PDF download that you can view on your phone, tablet, computer or print to paper. We recommend you print the cards on card stock in color and laminate for durability.

Feel free to make copies of the cards for the children. If you are working with more than a few groups or want a schoolwide license, please contact us for pricing. 

More info

<p><strong>Imagine an academic year where students and educators alike grow, and learn more about themselves and others, integrating mindful activities seamlessly throughout the school day.&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Imagine a classroom that is regulated, calm and present.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Everything you need in one product.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">When practiced regularly, witness improved behavior outcomes, social skills, and overall social-emotional development of students.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We know you don’t want to have to learn another initiative.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We know you want something that works.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We know you don’t have a lot of time to spare.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Believe me, working in schools for the past 17 years has taught me that educators need proven techniques that they can use simply.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We have your back and we understand the pressures of time, testing, busyness, distraction, and stress!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you can do a little each day for yourself and your class, you will see the shift happen.</span></p>
<p><b>What does the shift look like?</b></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's returning to focus with less drama and emotional outbursts.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s putting a pause between impulse and other words, self-control.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s freeing up your time from behavior management to connect with students.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's easier transitions.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s learning along with your students, and growing together.</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">It's your students feeling your love and presence.</span></p>
<p><b>How to Integrate Mindfulness into the K-5 Classroom</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a comprehensive and practical mindfulness resource written specifically for children in grades K-5 and their teachers. Explore how mindfulness can improve self-regulation, self-awareness, autonomy, and social awareness in the classroom. Blended with proven research and best practices, this manual contains tools enabling teachers and students to build key skills like focus, compassion, and self-acceptance through mindfulness.&nbsp;</span></p>
<h3><strong>Reduce Stress and Anxiety in the Classroom</strong></h3>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research has shown positive outcomes when we practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is proven to reduce stress and anxiety in both teachers and students alike. In the classroom, mindfulness promotes calmer students and improves both social-emotional and academic learning.&nbsp;</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Teachers using our resources have reported better class management and happier students! Students will be given the tools to develop their own mindfulness practice, empowering their development and relationship with themselves and others. Commit to practicing mindful moments throughout the school year and watch your students grow.</span></p>
<h3><strong>Learning and Teaching Mindfulness</strong></h3>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Developing a mindfulness practice takes time. With the proper resources, such as this manual, teachers can develop their own practice while learning how to teach mindfulness to children. This resource gives you the ability to build a mindfulness culture, right in the classroom, along with the students!</span></p>
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Teachers, school counselors, specialists, and social workers can use this resource as part of their daily classroom lessons and/or social-emotional curriculum. Learn eighteen mindfulness activities that can be easily integrated into your school day–as brain breaks, transitional activities, or daily lessons. Use our printable mindfulness yoga cards to practice activities at any time, at any place!</span></p>
<p><b>How to Integrate Mindfulness into the K-5 Classroom</b><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a 44-page PDF made for educators to help contextualize the use of 18 mindfulness activities in the classroom. You can view this PDF on your phone, tablet, computer or print to paper.</span></p>

What’s included:

  • What is mindfulness and how to teach mindfulness
  • 18 mindfulness activities with instructions, written for kids (K-5)
  • 6 mindfulness cards
  • 5 mindfulness planners and worksheets perfect for classroom and daily practice planning
  • 2 mindfulness activity posters
  • 1 worksheet


In this manual, we cover:

  • What is mindfulness
  • How to establish your own mindfulness practice
  • How to integrate mindfulness into the K-5 classroom
  • A method for developing your daily practice and extending this practice to your students
  • How to teach mindfulness activities in a safe, engaging, and compassionate way
  • Use of the gradual release of responsibility
  • 18 mindfulness activities
  • Tips and good times for each activity


Customer Reviews

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The distinction between big M and little M mindfulness is key, and so well put. As I've incorporated mindfulness into my PE teaching I've thought about how to distinguish between activities that are explicitly mindful and activities that can be done mindfully without needing to label them "mindful." I think both are crucial, as the surest way to alienate students is to drown them in formal practice without also teaching them the joy of just being and doing. Calling it big M and little M is really a perfect way of putting it.

- I also thought the Gradual Release of Responsibility was a really neat concept and one I hadn't thought of. But really, what is the point of teaching mindfulness if one cannot pass it on as a tool? Even though your presentation is geared towards K-5, I thought this piece in particular would be salient for middle school students, and fit in well to a mindfulness curriculum for them. I suppose one question I have is are you considering developing this further to feature activities for older students?

As someone who is studying this very topic in grad school I'm really impressed by the breadth and practical applicability of this document!