Monday, September 19, 2016

Mindfulness Monday (Moody Cow)

Moody Cow Mediates by Kerry Les MacLean is a great book that I have been using with students from Pre-K through 5th grade.  Peter the cow, is having a bad day.  He missed the bus, crashes his bike and scrapes his knee.  He is so angry that he picks up a baseball and throws it through the window.  His grandfather uses a jar of glitter as a representation of Peter's anger and teaches Peter to settle his angry thoughts.  Grandfather uses a gong to start and end the meditation.  For school purposes I chose to change the word "mediation" to "mindfulness".  It works just as well and students are already familiar with mindfulness.  You can purchase Moody Cow Meditates HERE.


Gong sound effect on YouTube.

Lesson Plan (connects thoughts to feelings):  Moody Cow Mediates Lesson

Cow Feelings

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