13 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps and Techniques for Kids, under $5.

Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids

We have a lot to think about these days. I don’t even think I could list all that’s wrong with the world right now. For one, it’s too depressing. It’s completely natural to feel overwhelmed right now. And, as parents, we often cannot let our true feelings show because we’re keeping up a brave face for our kids.

Our kids are watching. Unless you don’t own a TV or any devices, no doubt your kids have seen some of the chaos. They also are out of their normal routines since most schools, ESY and summer camps are still not operating as usual. But easy solutions are within our reach.

mindfulness meditation apps

The Best Free Mindfulness App

Have you seen that commercial with the green circle, and it just tells you to “do nothing for 15 seconds?” I think it’s for the app called Calm. Anyway, I took that idea and personalized it. I went to a local state park that we enjoy. I filmed the babbling creek for 20 seconds. Now, whenever I need to center myself, I can go to my phone and watch it. And then I put it on a loop for one minute.

The following are some mindfulness and meditation ideas that can be implemented by people of all ages and abilities.

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Moving Past Negative or Anxious Thinking

  • Move past or through Negative Thinking: Here are two ideas to get past negative thoughts or anxiety. Most importantly, you don’t want to feed the anxiety. So you can either keep going with the feelings until they pass and talk your child through them. Or, if they have a tendency to get stuck, you can interrupt the thought pattern. Substitute negative thoughts with positive thoughts or activities, no matter how simple. Some ideas that cost you nothing could be: coloring, throwing a toy/ball to your dog, or revisiting a happy memory like a birthday party or funny moment.
  • Gratitude Moments: Write down just one item of gratitude each day. Studies have shown that gratitude journals do work to change thinking. If writing is a struggle for your child, consider starting a gracious moment every night before you go to bed. “Before you go to bed, what’s one good thing that happened today? Or what is one thing that made you smile today?” Over time, one’s thought process becomes more positive. And, you can find notebooks and journals at Dollar Tree for $1, but you probably have one lying around the house somewhere.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Apps: There are literally thousands of apps online, so find one that you like. Or, as I said above, make your own. I like it because we can also talk about all the times we’ve visited that state park which can derail negative thoughts.
  • Mindfulness Techniques: I have a separate list of 17 Mindfulness Activities for Kids | Music | Books for you to get your child started in mindfulness activities. Most of the things you can do together.

Mindfulness and Meditation Apps for Kids

Bestseller No. 1
Moshi Kids: Sleep and Mindfulness
2,267 Reviews
Moshi Kids: Sleep and Mindfulness
  • Remove anxiety and stress from the bedtime routine
  • Reduce the time it takes for your kids to fall asleep when it’s time for lights out
  • Reclaim precious time in your evening
  • Over 400 pieces of completely original sleepy content created by the BAFTA winning Moshi team
  • Choose from Stories, Meditations, Music and Sounds to soothe kids into a peaceful sleep
SaleBestseller No. 2
Imagine Meditation Kit for Kids - Award-Winning Mindfulness kit of XL Cards with Calming Guided Meditations for Empowerment, Focus and Relaxation. Great for Parents, Teachers and Therapists.
64 Reviews
Imagine Meditation Kit for Kids - Award-Winning Mindfulness kit of XL Cards with Calming Guided Meditations for Empowerment, Focus and Relaxation. Great for Parents, Teachers and Therapists.
  • πŸ†• [FROM THE CREATORS OF THE AWARD-WINNING IMAGINE MEDITATION CARDS], new Premium Quality Holistic Meditation and Mindfulness kit for kids] providing a FUN and RELAXING activity for kids to practice meditation and connect to feelings of inner peace.
  • 🎁 [A MEANINGFUL GIFT FOR KIDS]: Meditation kit offering a joyful KIDS ACTIVITY for one or more kids, at home, on the go or in a group activity. Highly recommended as a relaxing parent-child bonding activity.
  • πŸ€— [A valuable tool for TEACHERS, SCHOOL COUNSELORS or SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST]. An engaging, easy and fun tool to add to your mindfulness resources for mindful games, activity cards, or when establishing a Mindfulness practice at your school. Can also be used as part of your counseling games, kids activities for counselors, coping skills games, social skills games. A great addition to your classroom games and school counselor supplies.
  • πŸ’• [A THERAPY GAME, Mindfulness for therapists]. Children's mental health professionals can also use these cards to create a calm and empowering environment when looking for therapeutic games telehealth activities, board games for kids, social emotional games, therapy games for kids, therapy games for teens, CBT game, DBT cards, play therapy toys, group therapy activities, anxiety tools, adhd tools or adhd games for kids, therapy cards, therapy game. Also prefect as a therapists gifts.
  • πŸ¦„ Imagine Meditation Kit for Kids offer 24 HUGE Mindfulness scripts and Affirmation Cards for kids with content-rich scripts and vibrant illustrations of Guided Imagery meditations for kids, a Mindfulness breathing exercise to practice before any meditation, and an easy navigation aid to find the right card for any feeling or challenge.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety, and Stay Focused
451 Reviews
Meditation for Kids: 40 Activities to Manage Emotions, Ease Anxiety, and Stay Focused
  • Patel, Tejal V. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 106 Pages - 04/14/2020 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
New Horizon: Kids Meditation & Sleep Stories
32 Reviews
New Horizon: Kids Meditation & Sleep Stories
  • Ideal for Bedtime Routine: Remove anxiety and stress
  • Kid Friendly: Zero Advertisements
  • Proven and Trusted Creators
  • Over 100 Audios and rising!
  • Categories for Sleep, Meditation & Stories (with a message)
Bestseller No. 5
Cool Koala - Bedtime Meditations for Kids
17 Reviews
Cool Koala - Bedtime Meditations for Kids
  • English (Publication Language)
SaleBestseller No. 6
InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White
106,355 Reviews
InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser, Upgraded Diffusers for Essential Oils Aromatherapy Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with 7 Colors Lights 2 Mist Mode Waterless Auto Off for Home Office Room, Basic White
  • Compact Size for Space-saving: Without occupying much space, you can easily place this palm sized aromatherapy diffuser on your desk, countertop, or pack in carry-on while on the go.
  • 2 Misting Modes: You can set the deffusor to intermittent mist (6-8 hrs working time) that diffuser mists and pauses every 30s, it goes for almost the whole night; Or set it to continuous mist (3-4 hrs working time) that keep misting until water runs out, it creates an instant fragrance in your room.
  • PP Material and Cool Mist: Using PP material, this diffuser disperses a comfortable stream of room-temperature mist, which provides ideal coverage for small or medium sized room.
  • Romantic Mood Light: InnoGear essential oil diffuser has 8 soothing colors, light can switch from dim to bright. Great for creating atmosphere, meditation, or using as a night light.
  • Waterless Auto-off: You can enjoy a restful sleep and keep this diffuser on at night without worries. The diffuser will automatically shut off once the water runs out.
Bestseller No. 7
Yoto Children Friendly Audio Story Card – 'Bedtime Meditations' by Christiane Kerr – Screen-Free Mindfulness Audio for Kids – Yoto Player, Yoto Mini & Yoto App – Boys and Girls 3-8 Years
2 Reviews
Yoto Children Friendly Audio Story Card – 'Bedtime Meditations' by Christiane Kerr – Screen-Free Mindfulness Audio for Kids – Yoto Player, Yoto Mini & Yoto App – Boys and Girls 3-8 Years
  • BEDTIME MEDITATIONS FOR KIDS AUDIOBOOK: Help your little one drift off to sleep calmly and peacefully with one of these 3 relaxing bedtime meditations just for kids
  • HOW IT WORKS: Pop any of these audio cards into the Yoto Player and the audio starts, take the card out again and the audio stops. Designed to easily be controlled by children using physical Audio Cards
  • IN THE BOX: One Story card; Running time: 51mins; Age: 0-8 years old; Language: English; Read by: Christiane Kerr; Author: Christiane Kerr
  • YOTO PLAYER & YOTO MINI: All cards are compatible with the Yoto Player and the Yoto Mini interactive audio speakers (Player & Mini Sold Separately).
  • CONTENT LIBRARY: Yoto gives access to the best content for children with over 300 titles across categories including stories, music, activities, podcasts & radio
Bestseller No. 8
4E's Novelty Expandable Breathing Ball Toy Sphere for Kids & Adults, Expands from 5.6' to 12' - Kids Fidgets Toys ADHD, Yoga Relaxation Meditation Accessories
8,292 Reviews
4E's Novelty Expandable Breathing Ball Toy Sphere for Kids & Adults, Expands from 5.6" to 12" - Kids Fidgets Toys ADHD, Yoga Relaxation Meditation Accessories
  • BREATHING BALL FOR ADULTS & KIDS - Relax and calm your mind & body with this expandable breathing ball techniques that is designed to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation
  • HOW IT WORKS - Expands from 5.5" to 12" Hold in front of your belly, take deep breath in while Expanding the ball, exhale slowly while contracting the sphere.
  • EXPANDABLE BALL FOR KIDS - Can be used for Kids & Adults with Anxiety, stress relief toys for calming center for classroom, Kinetic calming fidget toys, ADHD tools, anxiety toys, mindful breathing exercise gadgets, yoga accessory for relaxation. Autism Toys, office desk fidget
  • GREAT GIFT IDEA - Stress relief gifts for women, anxiety relief toy items, meditation accessories & gifts, Relaxation gifts for women & yoga lovers. Mindfulness gifts for women, Anxiety toys fidget for anxious kids,teenager gifts for girls
Bestseller No. 9
Mindfulness Games for Kids, Parent Child Bonding Time, Get to Know Your Kids, Fun Family Game, Preschool Learning and Homeschooling Supplies, Educational Games for Kids
608 Reviews
Mindfulness Games for Kids, Parent Child Bonding Time, Get to Know Your Kids, Fun Family Game, Preschool Learning and Homeschooling Supplies, Educational Games for Kids
  • πŸ‘ 150 CARDS 3 GAMES IN 1 BOX: Spend quality time with children exploring the concept of mindfulness through series of experiments, yoga and meditations exercises, fun competitions, questions and rituals Learn fun facts, understand emotions, improve concentration and memory! Educational yet fun, our game is versatile and widely used by school teachers and counselors as well and suitable for all ages of children. 3 games in 1, something for everyone!
  • ❓ GUESS GAME: Personal questions put your knowledge to the test on how well you know each other. Ideal for children ages 4-7.
  • πŸ’¬ CONNECT GAME: Develop a deeper connection between adults and adolescents through self reflection. Learn mindfulness rituals, fun facts, understand emotions and social skills. Could be used daily before bed or in a therapy or classroom setting. Ideal for ages 8-17.
  • πŸ”¬ EXPERIMENT GAME: Play with or compete against players by applying mindfulness to body awareness through yoga, meditation, observation and experiments. Super fun classroom game but can be played at home as a family. Ideal for ages 5-17.
  • 🎁 VERSATILE AND GREAT VALUE. For a price of one you get three games in one box! 150 cards in a travel size box, easy to take on trips with you. These mindfulness cards are ideal for home, schools, camps, or group therapy and comes with a fun sticker reward system. Perfect for counseling, makes great play therapy toys, but also guaranteed to make a family night a success! Valuable additional to classroom games collection or counseling games arsenal. Great gift idea for the holidays!
Bestseller No. 10
The Lion in Your Heart: A fun read aloud that teaches children to overcomes their fears (toddler, kindergarten, preschooler ages 3 4 5 6)
87 Reviews
The Lion in Your Heart: A fun read aloud that teaches children to overcomes their fears (toddler, kindergarten, preschooler ages 3 4 5 6)
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Chizhov, R.C. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 39 Pages - 10/18/2021 (Publication Date) - Blissful Conch LLC (Publisher)

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