Quick summary: This activity is designed to help children to tune into each of their senses, their environment and their inner thoughts and feelings. Children develop skills in focus, attention, resilience, emotional intelligence and regulation of the body and emotions.
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This activity is designed to help children develop mindful practices through sensory and play-based experiences.
EYLF Learning Outcome
Outcome 1: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
- A space large enough for children (and adults) to sit or lie down (this activity works well inside, but outside is better!)
- A collection of flowers, leaves, stones, seed pods or other tactile natural materials (enough for one each).
- A small piece of fruit or something else edible for each child (berries, grapes, sultanas, herbs, cereal, etc). Be aware of food intolerance or allergies.
- Cool Australia audio recording – The Nature of Mindfulness – Super Senses – Early Learning
- Cool Australia factsheet – The Benefits of Mindfulness
- Cool Australia factsheet – The Importance of Mindfulness for Young Children
- Smiling Mind
- Bright Tomorrows
- Mind Australia
- Mindfulness for Kids
- Mindfulness for kids – four easy mindfulness exercises for children
Topic: Nature of Mindfulness.
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