Butterfly Breaths: A Mindfulness Breathing Exercise for Relaxation and Calm

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Butterfly Breaths is a mindful breathing exercise which uses gentle movement.

In this exercise you can choose to use either the breath or the arm movement to develop focus while encouraging a sense of calm through actively relaxing the body. This exercise also encourages the use of positive imagery through imagining the colour of the butterfly's wings and how it feels to fly in the sky. This mindful activity also encourages children to think about the courage of the butterfly as they take flight.

Included in the printable A4 butterfly mindfulness and craft activity kit is:

  • Lesson Plan
  • Flash card / rhyme
  • Posters
  • Script
  • Colouring page
  • Quote Poster
  • Craft activity and template

Why Teach and Practice Mindful Breathing:
When you practice mindful breathing you are using your breath and senses to develop your attention and focus skills, which can have lots of benefits at home and in the classroom. It is also a great coping skill for learning to manage our emotions and helps to elicit the relaxation response and a feeling of calm.

Ways to Use:

✪ At home with your children
✪ In a Calm Corner or Zen Den
✪ As part of story time or craft with a related theme
✪ Include in a topic about nature!
✪ Counselling office or classroom decor


  • Butterfly Breaths Card and Instructions
  • Butterfly Breaths Script
  • Butterfly Breaths Poster
  • Mindful Colouring Activity

Check out more breathing exercises:


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