The Mindful Littles Service Learning Experiences are one of a kind. We organize 60-90 minute experiences at local community facilities or at schools, religious institutions, with youth groups and many more. To create each service learning project, we partner with another nonprofit organization to identify an important cause. Centered around that cause, we create an experiential learning project filled with storytelling, yoga and creative service projects.
We are intentional about the positive energy we cultivate during each service learning project. We believe that this energy transcends into the service we do and can not only help our nonprofit partners but help the youngest generations feel and practice compassion.
The Mindful Littles Experience:
Educational & Meaningful: We want to educate our littles and bigs, talk about the uncomfortable topics and help them connect to universal truths about our human experience. Storytelling is a core focus of our events so that we can deeply connect and relate to one another. We also uniquely integrate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and mindfulness practices. Whether it’s learning about brain science, building self-awareness skills or grooving to a new Haitian dance, our families will leave our events learning something new.
Mindful & Heartfelt: During every experience, we practice mindfulness, yoga, movement and art so that littles and bigs have a chance to practice peace within themselves. The epicenter of all humans is our heart. By connecting into the heartstrings through heart-centered practices such as loving-kindness meditations, our children truly feel a deep sense of compassion during every experience.
Playful & Fun: Service projects do not have to be boring, and can be engaging, interactive and fun. Our events are age-appropriate for littles ranging from ages 4-11. We play mindfulness games, dance to fun songs and make laughter a critical part of all our projects.
Tangible & Connected: The projects we organize are meaningful and connected to bigger purpose. Our littles and families participate in hands-on activities and create tangible outputs- from assembling hygiene kits to making keepsake frames to creating quilts to performing dances and much more. After our projects, littles not only feel a sense of purpose but can feel proud of their work.
Accessible & Convenient: We recognize that many nonprofit organizations can’t accommodate young children so we host our projects off-site and bridge a critical gap that exists today between many nonprofits and families with young children. Our service projects are convenient and accessible for families with young children. We do all the pre-planning to ensure that families can truly enjoy a meaningful experience.
Our Service Learning Programs
Critter Compassion: Play with horses, dogs, pigs and more as part of our series on compassion. We partner with local shelters or animal centers so that we can learn how to practice kindness and responsibility for animals.
Kids n Nature: Our outdoor adventures are always a blast. We do outdoor scavenger hunts, sound hunts and do fun nature crafts to explore and appreciate the Great Mother Earth.
Cookin for Cause: We gather in a kitchen to provide one of the most important and basic necessities to those in need. We rinse, chop, cook, bake and make delicious meals, while also learning about mindful nutrition practices.
Assemble with Love: Holiday food bags, toy drives, patient kits, peace kits, hygiene kits, backpacks and so much more to assemble- our drive projects are one of the most popular types of projects for littles and families.
Groovin for Good: Get your dancing shoes on to perform for good. We partner with local dance studios or performance art to teach littles how to groove, and we then take our performances over to local senior centers or other areas to perform.
Building Bridges: Diversity and Inclusion is one of the most important topics we can teach our littles. In this special series, we partner with special needs programs, create friendship circles, help international causes and share the importance of diversity.
Kindness Book Club: Immerse yourself in literature all about kindness and mindfulness, and have fun doing it. You can join one of our Kindness Book Clubs at local libraries or institutions. We read and discuss a different book on kindness, dance, practice mindfulness and create fun art projects to reinforce our theme.
Mindful Crafts: Make beaded bracelets, lavender sachets, paint pots and so much more as part of our Mindful Crafts Series. Tune into your hearts and relax, while making crafts that serve the greater good.