Mindfulness for Upper Primary
Mindfulness has been practiced for thousands of years. However, in recent times it is gaining in recognition as people turn to practising mindfulness to help to deal with modern pressures and the hectic pace of life. Children are feeling the effects of these pressures with increasing numbers of children displaying anxiety symptoms, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Add to this “eco-anxiety” with 70% of children reporting that they think about climate change every day, and today’s children are a generation facing unprecedented challenges.
Practising paying attention to the present moment in an accepting and non-judgemental way, or mindfulness, is a habit that can be started early in life, offering children some relief and strategies for coping with pressure, frustration and worries.
In these bundles of activities for children aged 8 – 13, you will find a range of fun and engaging resources to support older children begin or continue their mindfulness journey. Activities include a gratitude photography project, gratitude craft, yoga dice and a mindfulness mind map. Also included is an informative powerpoint for older children explaining what mindfulness is from a physiological and practical perspective.