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A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

The goal of mindfulness is to train your mind to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement or criticism. In this, you can cut out habitual, negative thought patterns and prevent downward spirals of negativity. You further carve a path to access expansive inner resources of peace, contentment, meaning, and well-being.

This post (and the ones to follow) will primarily deliver fun and simple exercises you can practice with the family. One goal of these exercises is to train the mind to purposefully focus attention on a present experience. Try them in the morning, before bed, or at my favorite place/time: the dinner table right before you eat.

1. Breathe like a bee.

Mindfulness GoZen Exercise

Mindfulness Exercise Bee Breathing GoZen

2. Create magnetic hands.

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GoZen Mindfulness Cards Exercise

3. Dissolve a thought.

Mindfulness to help anxious thoughts - GoZen

You are not your thoughts GoZen Mindfulness exercise

 

A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated)

Renee Jain, MAPP

Renee Jain is an award-winning tech entrepreneur turned speaker and certified life coach. She also holds a masters in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Renee specializes in cultivating skills of resilience in both adults and children. Her passion is taking research-based concepts and transforming them into fun and digestible learning modules. For children, she has created one-of-a-kind anxiety relief programs at GoZen! delivered via engaging animated shorts.


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Jain, R. (2018). A Mindful Minute: 3 Fun Mindfulness Exercises For Kids (Illustrated). Psych Central. Retrieved on July 18, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/stress-better/2014/12/a-mindful-minute-3-fun-mindfulness-exercises-for-kids-illustrated/

 

Last updated: 20 Feb 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 20 Feb 2018
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