Shout out to Dr. Beth Ruff, school counselor extraordinaire, for sending me her idea. I have tweaked it and I must say, it has been a HUGE success. Like super huge. Thanks Beth!
This lesson is such a hook into mindfulness. The majority of the students in each class gave this a two thumbs up and the atmosphere in the classes was peaceful and serene. (for the most part) .
Here is the PPT to help guide your lesson.
And here is the file of mandala templates. I give my students page 1, but if we have any melt downers/perfectionists, I have a ready-made template available. And the teachers consistently asked for the digital file of templates for their cool-down corners or for morning work options.
I want to get this blog post up, so message me if you need more info. This is a no fail lesson (kid-tested and approved).
Aaaand, if you are still reading this :), I will be posting again soon. Why? Well, I have an exciting announcement in the next couple of weeks. New book alert!! And this one is a children’s book. Surreal times over here.