These are some of my favorite ways to creatively introduce mindfulness and relaxation to children in classrooms, movement studios and at home. This booklet includes ten stand-alone guided relaxations with directions for setting up, scripts, pictures and prop/music suggestions.
The practices are primarily designed for children ages 4-10, but can be modified and enjoyed by classes younger and older. Spend anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes on each relaxation. They work well as brain breaks, book-ending the day (beginning or ending), smoothing chaotic transitions between activities, and of course, as rituals before rest or bedtime.