I recently ordered the book A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles, by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book has been a great tool for teaching mindful breathing. The pebbles give children a tangible way to return to their breath and connect with the world around them. All you need for this exercise is a piece of paper for each student, 4 pebbles per student and a quiet spot. Each pebble in the story represents a different image and quality: the freshness and beauty of a flower, the solidity of a mountain, the calmness of water, and the freedom of space. Breathing in and out, students will pick up one pebble at a time and see themselves as that image. There is a PDF from Mindful Kids that describes pebble breathing HERE. I used the Pebble Meditation Practice Worksheet and I downloaded the pebble mediation cards and laminated them for students.
You can purchase A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles HERE.
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