Mindfulness Activities and SEL Lessons for Self-Regulation

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My students really engaged with the different activities and I liked that there was a variety of ways to show mindfulness.
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These mindfulness lessons and activities teach important social emotional skills that helps students build self-regulation and focus. Mindfulness activities include mindful breathing practice, listening to music, coloring, making crafts, and much more. Unlock the calm in your classroom with these engaging lessons!

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a self-regulation strategy. It means being present in the moment with your thoughts and feelings without making judgments. This is being aware of what is happening but not being overwhelmed. When we build mindfulness, we are really strengthening self-regulation and focus. These skills also help students cope with stress and tough emotions.

Print AND Digital Versions Included

I have added a digital version for Google Slides to the print version! To access, just open the PDF with 'digital directions' in the title and click on the link in the blue box.

Why Teach Mindfulness?

Research has shown many positive outcomes when you practice mindfulness. People of all ages and abilities can practice and it is a skill that builds on itself. The more students practice, the better they will get at being mindful.

How to Use

These activities would be an asset to special education teachers, support professionals, regular education teachers, and parents who are working to improve the mindfulness and self-regulation skills of their students.

You can teach lessons during morning meeting, advisory period, or between subject areas to give a break during the day. Once students have learned a new strategy (such as deep breathing or mindful observance) they can use it again and again when they need it the most.

Table of Contents

• Educator Guide

• Educator Lesson Guides

• Mindfulness Pre-Assessment

• Lesson 1: What is Mindfulness?

• Lesson 2: Positive Effects of Mindfulness

• Lesson 3: Breathing

• Lesson 4: Breathing Flower Craft

• Lesson 5: Dragon Breathing

• Lesson 6: Acceptance of Thoughts

• Lesson 7: Living in the Moment

• Lesson 8: Mindful Observance

• Lesson 9: Walking Meditation

• Lesson 10: Mindfulness 5-4-3-2-1

• Lesson 11: Mindful Listening

• Lesson 12: Positive Thoughts Fortune Teller

• Lesson 13: Eating Meditation

• Lesson 14: Mindfulness Break

• Lesson 15: Mindfulness Nature Trip

• Lesson 16: Mindfulness Coloring

• Lesson 17: Mindfulness Review Task Cards

• Mindfulness Post-Assessment

• Extra: Mindfulness Posters

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This bundle includes over 100 pages focused on teaching and practicing mindfulness to kids and young adults. Materials include lessons, workbook pages, posters, and task cards.

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Disclaimer: These resources are for supplementary support/education purposes and are not a replacement for education or other necessary supports. Educators, parents, and others who utilize these materials are encouraged to seek out additional support, as needed.

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