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5 Relaxing Activities for a Mindful Classroom in 2021

Updated: Nov 22, 2022

Kikori Weekly Planner ~ Mindfulness Activities

This Week’s Kikori WP helps you and your students better practice mindfulness in the new year to come!

“Mindfulness isn’t difficult. We just need to remember to do it.” - Sharon Salzberg

Two weeks ago, we shared out five of our favorite reflection activities for the end of 2020, designed to facilitate contemplation and new learning from old experiences. Now, with 2021 beginning, we want to help you focus on the present, and there’s no better way to do so than with some mindfulness exercises!

Mindfulness is all about taking in the current moment, especially when it can be easy to linger on the past or worry about the future. It can be practiced in a vast variety of ways, ranging from meditation to exercise to even just taking short breaks. Furthermore, maintaining this mental state can have significant benefits for you and your students, such as increased focus and reduced anxiety, so time invested into mindful activities now will continue to support student success for months to come.

Take a look at our five favorite mindfulness-related activities on the Kikori app, and check out the “Read More” section below for some awesome resources for making your classroom more mindful!

  • Mindful Monday: Mudras, a series of hand motions that augment meditations and mindful moments.

  • Together Tuesday: Emotion Charades, a small group activity that develops emotion identification and regulation skills.

  • Wellness Wednesday: Five Senses Mindfulness Walk, an active mindfulness exercise that works well both in-person and virtually.

  • Thoughtful Thursday: Busting Myths about Meditation, a collection of different types of meditations beyond sitting and focusing.

  • Fun Friday: Nature Check-In, an activity that uses emotions and metaphor to to build self-awareness.

Do you want to save the Weekly Planner playlist for easy access? Head over to Playlists or click into Kikori co-founder, Kendra Bostick's, profile! Click the ❤️ to Favorite the Playlist and store it for later!

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