Mindful Games Activity Cards

55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness With Kids and Teens

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1611804094

Category: Meditation

Page: N.A

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Playing games is a great way for kids to develop their focusing and attention skills and to become more mindful. This card deck helps parents, caregivers, and teachers cultivate these qualities at home or in a school setting. The games develop what Susan Kaiser Greenland calls the "new A, B, C's" for learning and for a happy and successful life: Attention, Balance, and Compassion. In a playful way, the games introduce kids to breathing practices and techniques for developing focus, concentration, and sensory awareness, and identifying and self-regulating emotions, among other skills. They include "anchor" games that develop concentration; visualization games that encourage kindness and focus; analytical games that cultivate clear thinking; and awareness games that develop all of these qualities and give greater insight into ourselves, others, and relationships. The deck contains 55 5X7 illustrated cards, each devoted to one game or activity, and comes in a sturdy, beautifully designed box.
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Mindful Games

Sharing Mindfulness and Meditation with Children, Teens, and Families

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834840529

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 5175

Mindful play is a great way for kids to develop focusing skills while learning to regulate their emotions and respond to any situation calmly, with kindness and compassion. Here are fifty simple and accessible games that can bring mindfulness to your daily routine. These delightful games, developed and tested over many years of working with children and their caregivers, are designed for kids, but they can be just as fun and transformative for adults! Susan Kaiser Greenland encourages parents to play these games themselves to develop their own attention, balance, and compassion. As caregivers, our own mindfulness has a powerful effect on everyone in our lives, especially children.
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The Mindful Child

How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate

Author: Susan Kaiser Greenland

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416583561

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children. Mindful awareness works by enabling you to pay closer attention to what is happening within you—your thoughts, feelings, and emotions—so you can better understand what is happening to you. The Mindful Child extends the vast benefits of mindfulness training to children from four to eighteen years old with age-appropriate exercises, songs, games, and fables that Susan Kaiser Greenland has developed over more than a decade of teaching mindful awareness to kids. These fun and friendly techniques build kids’ inner and outer awareness and attention, which positively affects their academic performance as well as their social and emotional skills, such as making friends, being compassionate and kind to others, and playing sports, while also providing tools to manage stress and to overcome specific challenges like insomnia, overeating, ADHD, hyper-perfectionism, anxiety, and chronic pain. When children take a few moments before responding to stressful situations, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic. The step-by-step process of mental training presented in The Mindful Child provides tools from which all children—and all families—will benefit.
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Sitting Still Like a Frog

Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents)

Author: Eline Snel

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834829193

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 112

View: 1690

This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
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Mindful Kids

50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace

Author: Whitney Stewart

Publisher: Mindful Monkeys: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace

ISBN: 9781782853275

Category:

Page: 50

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This boxed card deck includes 50 creative mindfulness games, visualizations and exercises divided into 5 categories to help children feel grounded, find calm, improve focus, practice loving-kindness and relax. Whimsical full-color illustrations on both sides of the cards break down each practice into easy-to-follow steps. Tips on individual cards plus an 8-page instructional booklet show modifications that make these activities inclusive for children of all abilities.
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Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens

Author: Gina M Biegel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781559570589

Category:

Page: N.A

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Reduce Stress, Improve Self-Care and Find Focus Be Mindful cards offer you 50 ways to be present to your life as it is actually taking place. These cards help you be in the here and now with less thinking about the past or worrying about the future. You can use these daily mindfulness strategies when you're feeling anxious, moody, angry, or just need to relax. Perfect to manage your everyday stressors: School demands, worry, sadness, problems with relationships and difficulties paying attention and focusing.
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Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens

Author: Christopher Willard,Amy Saltzman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462522386

Category: Psychology

Page: 438

View: 5452

Packed with creative, effective ideas for bringing mindfulness into the classroom, child therapy office, or community, this book features sample lesson plans and scripts, case studies, vignettes, and more. Leading experts describe how to harness the unique benefits of present-focused awareness for preschoolers, school-age kids, and teens, including at-risk youth and those with special needs. Strategies for overcoming common obstacles and engaging kids with different learning styles are explored. Chapters also share ways to incorporate mindfulness into a broad range of children's activities, such as movement, sports, music, games, writing, and art. Giving clinicians and educators practices they can use immediately, the book includes clear explanations of relevant research findings.
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Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens

A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets

Author: Debra Burdick, LCSWR, BCN

Publisher: PESI Publishing & Media

ISBN: 1937661571

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

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Finally -- a comprehensive, practical and user-friendly mindfulness resource written specifically for children and adolescents. Best-selling mindfulness author Debra Burdick has blended the latest research and best practices to create this straight-forward guide for improving self-awareness, self-regulation skills, mental health, and social connectedness in kids and teens. This expertly crafted resource features a collection of more than 150 proven tools and techniques, presented in a simple, step-by-step skill building format. Perfect for mental health practitioners, teachers and all in the helping professions. Tools for explaining mindfulness and neurobiology in kids’ languageActivities, games, and meditations that build basic through advanced mindfulness skillsStep-by-step instruction on teaching and practicing mindfulness, meditation and reflectionGuidance on choosing age appropriate skillsHow to apply mindfulness skills to specific childhood mental health disordersJournal prompts to help integrate learningGoal-setting charts for tracking progressDownloadable worksheets, exercises and reflections
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Focusing and Calming Games for Children

Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control

Author: Deborah Plummer

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857003447

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

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Having the ability to focus, relax and concentrate is key to enabling children and young people to achieve emotional well-being, and is also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. This book uses a model of 'mindfulness play' to help children to achieve well-being, an approach designed by the author which encourages children to build awareness of their inner and outer worlds. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background, setting out how to facilitate play using the mindfulness play model, including consideration of the emotional environment. Part Two includes a wealth of games and activities, from 'Body focus' and 'Fidget flop' to 'Musical drawings' and 'Pass a smile'. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5–12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties, such as ADHD, and for older children. This is an ideal resource for teachers, counsellors, social workers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, youth workers, parents, and carers.
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100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom

Author: Tammie Prince

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472944933

Category: Education

Page: 176

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The development of mindfulness in the classroom arms children with life-long skills that support their current and future mental health and well-being. However, with an ever-growing curriculum, planning for yet another aspect within a school day can feel like an overwhelming task. This book provides teachers with quick, easy and simple ideas to support the development of mindfulness as an integrated part of the school day without compromising the everyday demands of the primary curriculum and the classroom. 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Calm Kids

Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities

Author: Lorraine E. Murray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780863158629

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 153

View: 1501

Channel your inner Jon Kabat-Zinn and help your kids with meditation and mindfulness.
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Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Deborah Schoeber Lein,Suki Sheth

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458730034

Category:

Page: 256

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Mindfulness has gone mainstream, and author Deborah Schoeberlein pioneers its practical application in education. By showing teachers how to tune into what's happening, inside and around them, she offers fresh, straightforward approaches to training attention and generating caring both in and outside of the classroom. Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness emphasizes how the teacher's personal familiarity with mindfulness plants the seed for an education infused with attention, awareness, kindness, empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The book follows a teacher from morning to night on a typical school day, at home, during the commute, and before, during, and after class. This book is perfect for teachers of all kinds: schoolteachers, religious educators, coaches, parents-anyone who teaches anything.
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Mindfulness for Kids

30 Fun Activities to Stay Calm, Happy, and in Control

Author: Carole P. Roman

Publisher: Althea Press

ISBN: 9781641520850

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 94

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Mindfulness for Kids offers fun activities for kids ages 6-12 to stay cool, happy, and present with mindfulness. Homework horrors, chores, and not-so-friendly friends--that's enough to make any kid's brain hurt. The secret to staying cool is easy: it's called mindfulness--and this book gives kids fun activities to practice it on their own. Mindfulness for Kids applies mindfulness exercises to stories and real-life scenarios that kids go through at home, school, and with friends. Shared through the voices of five children: Jasmine, Willow, Kayli, Colby, and Zeke, Mindfulness for Kids is an engaging, kid-friendly guide for handling tough situations and powerful emotions mindfully. From using belly breathing to help with panic before a presentation to actively listening to siblings, Mindfulness for Kids addresses the everyday challenges that kids face with: Mindfulness 101 that teaches kids what mindfulness is, and how they can be mindful of their emotions and senses. Relatable, real-life scenarios that kids encounter at home, school, and with friends. 30 Fun exercises that show kids how tricks like a gratitude list, "counting to calm", and even yoga poses can help them relax and feel better from not-so-nice feelings. Mindfulness is a kind of superpower we all have but don't know how to use. In this book, kids will learn how to use this power to feel good about themselves and the world around them through activities and stories told by kids, for kids.
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Planting Seeds

Practicing Mindfulness with Children

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh,Nhất Hạnh (Thích.),Wietske Vriezen

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 193520999X

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 241

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Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children is the fruit of decades of development and innovation in the Plum Village community's collective practice with children. Based on Thich Nhat Hanh's over 30 years of teaching mindfulness and compassion to parents, teachers, and children, the book and enclosed CD covers a wide range of contemplative and fun activities parents and educators can do with their children or students. They are designed to help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude and confidence, deal with difficult emotions, touch our interconnection with nature, and improve communication. Planting Seeds offers insight, concrete activities, and curricula that parents and educators can apply in school settings, in their local communities or at home, in a way that is meaningful and inviting to children. The key practices presented include mindful breathing and walking, inviting the bell, pebble meditation, the 2 Promises or ethical guidelines for children, children's versions of Touching the Earth and Deep Relaxation, eating meditation and dealing with conflict and strong emotions. Also included are the lyrics to the songs on the enclosed CD that summarize and reinforce the key teachings, as well as a chapter on dealing effectively with conflict in the classroom or difficult group dynamics, based on a conference with Thich Nhat Hanh, teachers and students. The accompanying CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation and children's touching the earth. Beautiful, color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) accompany the various practices. Any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation and awareness in children will find this book and CD helpful. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others. Illustrated by Wietske Vriezen Illustrator of Mindful Movements (Mindful Movements – Ten Exercise for Well Being ISBN-13: 978-1-888375-79-4) Includes 1 audio CD, 6 mindfulness cards, and 3 cut-out mindfulness posters
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Master of Mindfulness

How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress

Author: Laurie Grossman,Mr. Musumeci's 5th Grade Class

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1626255792

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

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Faster than a speeding spitball, more powerful than a playground bully, able to breeze through homework and finish nightly chores in a single bound, it’s Master of Mindfulness—here to conquer stress, worry, and any trouble that comes your way! Do you ever feel angry, disappointed, or stressed out about family problems, school, bullies, or trouble with friends? If so, mindfulness can help. Master of Mindfulness is a unique and empowering book written for kids by kids, with cool illustrations and tips that show you how to be confident, get focused, stay calm, and tap into your own inner strength so that you can be your own superhero—no matter what life throws your way! Childhood is supposed to be a carefree time, but the truth is that all kids have stress—especially when dealing with difficulties at school, at home, or with friends. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard, and you can’t stop thinking about them or you react too fast. You might be mad, sad, irritated, embarrassed, anxious, jealous, or even disappointed with yourself when things don’t go the way you would’ve hoped. And when you’re really upset, it’s hard to make good decisions—you may end up doing something that you regret later or that gets you into trouble. You could probably use some help—and fast!—but where can you turn? This book will give you the skills you need to bring up your own superpowers by showing you how mindfulness, like stopping to take a few deep, mindful breaths, can help you calm down and deal with things differently. Written by Laurie Grossman, cofounder of Mindful Schools and director of program development at Inner Explorer, and Mr. Musumeci’s fifth grade class at Reach Academy in Oakland, California, Master of Mindfulness presents helpful practices—mindful activities proven to make it easier to pay attention, accept yourself and others, manage your anger, and even get to sleep at night. The book features cool, mixed media illustrations with real kids’ drawings and stories about how mindfulness can help in different stressful situations. It even covers some of the brain science behind why mindfulness helps kids to feel better, stay in the present moment, be kind, and make good decisions. The book includes easy and fun practices, like mindful breathing, noticing your feelings, paying attention to your body, and mindful eating, as well as links to engaging audio recordings produced by Mr. Musumeci’s students. And once you become a master of mindfulness, you can help others by sharing your superpower and teaching them how to do it, too—your parents, your teachers, and your friends. When things go wrong, or when you have scary thoughts or strong feelings, you may need help to sort it all out, no matter how old you are. Learning and practicing mindfulness can make it easier to deal with the issues you face every day by showing you how to tap into your own inner strength in times of stress. So, why not use mindfulness and start being your own superhero today?
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Breathe, Chill

A Handy Book of Games and Techniques Introducing Breathing, Meditation and Relaxation to Kids and Teens

Author: Lisa Roberts

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781495314698

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

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This book for teachers, parents, and others who work with children is adapted from traditional meditation and yoga techniques and presented in factual, kid-friendly language. Breathe, Chill presents 70 breathing, meditation and relaxation activities adapted for children of all ages. Some exercises offer an outlet for tension or stress, while others stealthily teach deep breathing skills, present moment awareness and relaxation. Organized into three sections, Breath Play, Breathing Techniques, and Relaxation and Meditation Techniques, each exercise is broken down in the same format: What is it? How does it help me? How do I do it?
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Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck

Author: Jennifer Cohen Harper

Publisher: Pesi Publishing & Media

ISBN: 9781683730187

Category:

Page: N.A

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Jennifer Cohen Harper, Little Flower Yoga founder, author, and mindfulness and yoga expert (and parent), has created another unique resource to help children embrace their full potential. Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck offers over 50 activities to support health, well-being, empowerment and an improved capacity to navigate the many stressors of life without becoming overwhelmed. Beautifully illustrated by children's yoga teacher, Karen Gilmour, coupled with easy-to-read instructions. Divided into five elements, Connect, Breathe, Move, Focus and Relax, this card deck is a comprehensive yet accessible tool kit for children themselves, as well as for parents, teachers, clinicians and others interested in helping support self-awareness and increased personal power in young people. Activities and practice sequences include: * Heart and Belly Breathing * Feeling my Strength * Grounding in the Present * Managing Anxiety * Relaxing and Restoring
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A Handful of Quiet

Happiness in Four Pebbles

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006212

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

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Pebble meditation is a groundbreaking and completely unique technique to introduce children to the calming practice of meditation. Developed by Zen master, best selling author, and peace Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh A Handful of Quiet contains complete instructions for pebble meditation designed to involve children in a hands-on and creative way that touches on their interconnection with nature. Whether practiced alone or with the whole family, pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and can help children deal with difficult emotions. Beautiful color illustrations by Wietske Vriezen, illustrator of Planting Seeds (ISBN-13: 978-1-935209-80-5) and Mindful Movements (978-1-888375-79-4).
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Connected Kids

Help Kids with Special Needs (and Autism) Shine with Mindful, Heartfelt Activities

Author: Lorraine E Murray

Publisher: Connected Kids Limited

ISBN: 9780993122101

Category:

Page: 258

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In this sequel to her best-selling book 'Calm Kids', author Lorraine Murray introduces a range of mindful, heart-felt activities to that will help children to teens learn to relax, de-stress and feel centered. You will discover how to develop bespoke tools that support children with special needs and those on the autistic spectrum. In this book you will: - learn how meditation can support brain development, emotional intelligence and improved learning - develop a bespoke meditation 'toolkit' to help children and teens to reduce anxiety and stress - learn how to use meditation to 'problem solve' and overcome challenges - read about worldwide research that supports the use of meditation for health and well-being - become empowered with mindful activities that help children to shine This book is ideal for educators, parents and professionals, especially those with/working with children with additional support needs. Lorraine E. Murray is the Managing Director of Connected Kids - a worldwide programme that teaches adults how to teach kids meditation. She has been researching and teaching this since 2003 and is the author of 'Calm Kids - Help Children Relax With Mindful Activities'.
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My Calm Place

Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Strategies for Children

Author: Barbara Neiman,Sheila Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781683730019

Category:

Page: N.A

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"My Calm Place" card deck combines yoga, meditation, mindfulness and guided imagery activities to calm emotions and promote self-regulation in children. Fun and easy-to-use, these 50 exercises are perfect for the classroom, clinic or at home.
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