#MindYourSelfie - School Resource Packs
Children and adolescents can experience high level of stress which can lead to feelings of anger and anxiety, lowered self-esteem and self-confidence and depression.
#MindYourSelfie School Resource Packs provide activities for children to help them combat the stress and pressure of living in today’s competitive world.
Brighten up your classroom and your students’ self-esteem with these colourful activity packs!
An effective method to introduce mindfulness and meditation into your classroom is to engage in a mindfulness of the body, relaxation exercise. These exercises not only help to improve students’ mindfulness but function to relax the tension and tightness that has built up within the body and mind.
#MindYoursSelfie offers a series of guided relaxations audio exercises introducing mindfulness to children.
Mindfulness of the breath
This exercise can be repeated regularly and is a core mindfulness skill.
This exercise will help you become aware of how you are
Leaves on a Stream
This exercise will help you notice your thoughts and then let them go
Dropping the Anchor
This exercise will help you learn how to ground yourself in the present moment
Notice 5 Things
This exercise will help you slow down and engage with what is happening around you.
Being Mindful of your Thoughts
This exercise show you how busy your mind can be.
Mindfulness can improve our well-being.
Mindful colouring asks students to focus on how they choose and apply colour in a design to bring their awareness to the present moment. The classroom mindfulness colouring activity can help students feel more relaxed by paying attention to the present moment.
In this activity, the students share positive messages about one another.
Each student writes her/his name or places their photo in the space in the centre of the sheet. The sheet is then passed around the class so that others can write positive messages about their classmate (e.g. kind, bubbly, caring).
You can take the exercise a step further by asking the students to write 5 things they like about themselves first. The most interesting part of this exercise is to learn how hard it is to compliment yourself but how easy it is to compliment another person.
Selfie Tips Origami Chatterbox
How can you teach children to think positively about themselves? One simple way is to start discussing the topic of positive thinking through a fun, simple game.
Fold the Selfie Tips Origami Chatterbox following the instructions in the downloadable folding craft sheet.
Once the students have folded the Selfie Tips Paper Chatterbox, the game can begin.
Step 1: Students play by team of 2. The first student asks the other to pick a number. He then works the Paper Chatterbox back and forth as he counts up to the number.
Step 2: The first student asks the second student to pick one of the numbers on view inside the Paper Chatterbox. Then the first student works the fortune teller back and forth again as he counts up to the number.
Step 3: The second student makes a final selection. He or she picks one of the numbers on view inside the Paper Chatterbox. The first student raises up the flap and reveal the positive message!
Step 4: Start all over again! Either with the same friend or a different person.
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