This resource includes 8 summer themed mindfulness activities. These activities will help students learn about what mindfulness is, and how they can practice it. Activities use mindfulness techniques such as guided imagery, thorough reflection, being aware of thoughts and feelings, close observation, and deep breathing. Great for individual, small group and classroom lessons. Each activity includes discussion questions to help guide the activity.
The following activities are included:
-Mindful Sun Craftivitiy Students
will create a sun shaped foldable and answer the 8 prompts about what mindfulness is and what it is not. Craftivity comes in color and black and white.
-Summer Mindfulness Sort
This activity includes 24 starfish scenarios that students will categorize as either mindful or not mindful. Students will create pockets for each category, cut out the starfish scenarios, and place in the corresponding pocket. Activity materials come in color and black and white.
-Where I Can Be Mindful File Book
This file book encourages students to identify how they can practice mindfulness in 5 summer places: the beach, a picnic, the park, a campfire and a baseball game. File book comes in color and black and white.
-Summer Food Mindfulness Cards
This activity includes 32 task cards to encourage students to deeply reflect on how they experience various summer foods. Students will identify what 8 foods taste like, smell like, feel like and look like. Cards come in color and black and white.
-Flip Flop Close Listening Cards
This activity includes 24 close listening cards with the words “flip” “flop” and “flap” on them. Students listen carefully to the words being read, and react, by clapping their hands or raising their hands, every time they hear the word ”flap.” A perfect activity to help with mindful listening and impulse control.
-Summer Word Associations Accordion Books
Students will look at 6 summer themed words and identify the feelings and thoughts they associate with these words. Students will use accordion books that can be attached into an interactive notebook while practicing this mindfulness technique.
-My Favorite Summer Memory Flap Book
Students will construct a flap book that encourages them to thoroughly reflect on a favorite summer memory. Students will practice mindfulness as they recall as many details as possible about the event and then draw a picture of the memory. These can be attached to an interactive notebook.
-What I Would Notice
Students will consider 8 summer situations, and determine what these situations would be like using their five senses. Once the worksheets are completed, students can use them to play a guessing game.
-Additional Mindfulness Activities
Includes the directions for 6 additional ways to practice mindfulness with your students. Each activity plan includes discussion questions to help guide the activity.
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