Weekly Tribes 2019-2020: Holiday Mindfulness

This comes from Megan (grade 1) at Happy Kids School in Budapest Hungary…but you can adjust it for any grade.

 

First, she assigns students a ‘Christmas tribe’. They build inclusion by sharing a wish for themselves and a wish for their class (the Cheeky Monkeys).

Later in the week she has students meet again in tribes and discuss these questions:

What do you think mindfulness is?

Is it possible to concentrate on one task?

What would you do if someone was having a conversation while you were trying to concentrate?

 

Then, Mindfulness Coloring:

Children sit in their tribes with coloring sheets and Christmas (or Holiday) music playing in the background.

 

Reflection:

What did you learn in this activity?

What are you thankful for?

What is something good about ‘mindfulness’?

 

And, you may also take this activity/opportunity to reflect on the season of giving gifts and how mindfulness can be a gift to oneself as well as others.