Winter is here. As our human bodies adjust to colder temperatures and shorter days, we feel the effects: we crave more food, we have less energy, we need more sleep. It’s important to pay attention to our bodies and what we need as we move into this new season.
Release Difficult Emotions with Stress Balls & Lion’s Breath
Whenever kids are feeling frustrated, angry or anxious, squeezing a stress ball can help them notice difficult emotions and release them.
Seeking Sleep: Soothing Practices Before Bedtime
In the past, we've shared how a simple foot massage can be deeply relaxing for littles. Recently we've found breath practice and guided meditation also help with a restful night's...
Our Most Popular Mindfulness & Kindness Activities
As Mindful Littles celebrates four years of compassion in action, we wanted to share our most popular mindfulness activities and service & kindness projects with you. We hope you enjoy this mix of sensory activities, meditation, breath practice, nature, art and play!
Feelings Connect to Experiences in Life, Slides & Ladders
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.
Rainbow Breathing Wand and Breath Practice
When we notice our breath, we can begin to slow our heart rate and anchor ourselves in the present moment. Using a Rainbow Breathing Wand is a wonderfully visual way to help us notice and regulate our breathing. Here are instructions for making your own Rainbow Breathing Wand plus a guided practice with Mindful Littles Founder Tanuka Gordon.
Fun(ny) Alternatives to Yelling When You’re Feeling Frustrated
Recently one afternoon I was at my wit's end with the girls and the verge of losing my cool. I didn't want to yell, but it was one of those parenting moments we've all experienced when our kids...
Practice Calm With Breathe Through Bingo
There are lots of different and creative ways for kids to learn how to relax and breathe. A few weeks ago Mindful Littles had a wonderful opportunity to host a mindfulness station at a local...
Mindful Breath Maze
Paying attention to breath is a cornerstone of mindfulness, but young kids can't necessarily focus on breathing the way adults can. Make breathing a game, though, and they totally nail...