Today, is a simple mindfulness strategy that helps with mindful focus; The Hand Exercise. Items you need are simple. You just need your hands.
⁃ First, have children find a comfortable sitting or lying down position.
⁃ Get them to take a few deep mindful breaths to help them relax.
⁃ Then, have them hold their hands tightly for about 10 seconds, squeezing tightly and release them slowly.
⁃ Now, get your child to focus on how their hands feel; staying focused for as long as you can or until the feeling goes away.
⁃ Repeat 5 times
⁃ End with a few deep mindful breaths and proceed with your day.
If they find themselves becoming anxious during the day, have them have a mindful break and repeat this strategy to help them find peace in your day.
Don’t forget to share your child’s mindfulmoment and successes by using the hashtag #MindfulnessForChildrenChallenge in the comments, on Twitter @Ed_Tmprince or on Facebook at Education’s Voice – Mindfulness ( https://www.facebook.com/educationsvoice/ ).