Gratitude is noticing the good things in your life and saying thank you for those things. You are going to practice finding your "Yeti Body" and thinking about what in nature makes you smile! 1. ▶️ Click play on the Mind Yeti audio session. Follow along with the guided instructions. 2. 💭 Think of one thing in nature that makes you smile. Picture it in your mind. For example, maybe green grass makes you smile because you like to run and play on it. Maybe lizards or snow make you smile. 3. Click Add Response. 4. Click the drawing tool to draw what in nature makes you smile. Use the pencil or label tool to write a sentence telling why you are grateful for it. 5. Click the mic to share your drawing and sentence. 6. Click the green check to add to your journal. 🖼 Print your picture and put it up somewhere you will see it each day (your fridge, by your bed, on your dresser) to remind yourself about nature and how it makes you feel. Family Why: Mindfulness helps children manage stress and work through it more quickly. Mindfulness practice—even a few minutes a day has health benefits. Research suggests that mindfulness can increase one’s ability to focus, calm down and connect positively with others.
This activity guides students in practicing mindfulness and gratitude. You can modify this activity based on your student's age and skill. CASEL: Self-Awareness and Self-Management CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.3 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.K-3.6 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4-5.2 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4-5.4 In 2016, Committee for Children brought together award-winning creative partners and top experts in mindfulness research to develop Mind Yeti. A research-based tool with guided mindfulness sessions, Mind Yeti helps kids and adults settle the Hubbub and create safer, kinder communities. Learn more and find teacher guides at: www.mindyeti.com