This life-sized version of Slides and Ladders prompts children to reflect on feelings associated with different real-life scenarios. Combining outdoor time with chalk art, this Mindful Recess helps kids understand it’s okay to sit with difficult feelings.
A wonderful way to add kindness and color to our communities while we shelter-in-place is by creating chalk drawings and writing uplifting chalk messages on driveways and sidewalks. In fact, chalk art is so popular right now, it’s making chalk hard to come by. That’s when knowing how to make homemade chalk comes in handy.
Our local businesses do so much for our communities, from providing us food and flashlights to toys and toilet paper. One simple way to show them our appreciation and support is by making uplifting Signs of Positivity to post on their doors and windows.
Learning from our children that a perspective of lightheartedness and laughter may be one of the best ways to manage the challenges we all face. This week, Travis shares what he’s learned from his middle school daughter Gaby in these trying times.
Connecting with nature is one of the simplest and most effective ways we can bring more peace, awe, and joy into our daily lives. We hope the practices and resources we share in this week’s Dose of Peace will support you and your family to tap into the healing and playful power of nature from home.
Nature and art make perfect companions in this sensory outdoor project. First you’ll use your keen observation skills to collect natural materials outside. Next, you’ll use those items to create a Nature Paintbrush. Finally, you’ll paint beautiful Kindness Cards to send to people you love and care about. Let’s get started!
Growing up surrounded by Colorado’s natural beauty not only inspired a love of nature in the Weeks sisters, but also a passion to protect it. As a high school student, Abbie Weeks founded Ecological Action, a school club committed to learning about and sharing sustainable environmental practices then taking action to make it happen around the globe. Now her sister Riley is EcoAction’s president.
Earth Day turns 50 this week, and what began with 20 million Americans taking to the streets to demand better stewardship of our planet has evolved into a one billion-person-strong global day of action.
Our Mindful Littles team has been reflecting on the endurance it takes to keep doing our best, day by day and moment by moment, as sheltering in place stretches on. We are all facing the uncertainty of not knowing when this will end, and looking into the future can feel overwhelming. Coming back to our breath allows us to be in the present moment, because often that’s all we can control.