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.

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
New Horizon: Kids Meditation & Sleep Stories
49 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. 2
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Childrens Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Mandalas for Boys, Girls, and Beginners (Young Dreamers Press Kids Coloring Books)
393 Reviews
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Childrens Coloring Book with Fun, Easy, and Relaxing Mandalas for Boys, Girls, and Beginners (Young Dreamers Press Kids Coloring Books)
  • Young Dreamers Press (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 65 Pages - 08/10/2019 (Publication Date) - Young Dreamers Press (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 3
Kids Sleep Meditations: Mindfulness Meditations for Children to Fall Asleep
6 Reviews
Kids Sleep Meditations: Mindfulness Meditations for Children to Fall Asleep
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Mindfulness Habits Team (Author) - Gretchen Conlon (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/21/2019 (Publication Date) - Kids Bedtime Stories (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 4
Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy Vitamins - 60 Count - Vitamins B9 & B12, Gelatin-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan & Non-GMO
336,171 Reviews
Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummy Vitamins - 60 Count - Vitamins B9 & B12, Gelatin-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan & Non-GMO
  • Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-free & Gelatin-free: Each bottle of Goli contains 60 delicious, vegan, non-gmo, gluten-free & gelatin-free Apple Cider Vinegar gummies, which makes them suitable for almost any lifestyle.
  • Made in the USA with locally and globally sourced ingredients. Goli Gummies are made in allergen-free, cGMP certified facilities in the United States with local and globally sourced ingredients to ensure that our products are reputable and of the highest quality standards.
  • Patented Formula, Essential Vitamins, Great Taste: Our patented formula contains essential Vitamins B9 and B12 to help support cellular energy production, immune function, heart health, healthy nutrient metabolism, a healthy nervous system and overall health and wellbeing. Apple Cider Vinegar has traditionally been used for digestion, gut health and appetite. Our unique flavor profile combined with essential vitamins makes Goli ACV Gummies a delicious addition to your daily health routine.
  • Vitamin Angels: Goli is a proud supporter of Vitamin Angels
Bestseller No. 5
Moshi Kids: Sleep and Mindfulness
2,379 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
Bestseller No. 6
Bedtime Meditations for Kids
335 Reviews
Bedtime Meditations for Kids
  • Audible Audiobook
  • Christiane Kerr (Author) - Christiane Kerr (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/23/2006 (Publication Date) - Diviniti Publishing Ltd (Publisher)
SaleBestseller No. 7
Bedtime Meditations for Kids: Quick, Calming Exercises to Help Kids Get to Sleep
377 Reviews
Bedtime Meditations for Kids: Quick, Calming Exercises to Help Kids Get to Sleep
  • Cochiolo, Cory (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 78 Pages - 03/03/2020 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 8
Cool Koala - Bedtime Meditations for Kids
18 Reviews
Cool Koala - Bedtime Meditations for Kids
  • English (Publication Language)
Bestseller No. 9
The Mindfulness Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices to Help You Stay Cool, Calm, and Present
2,124 Reviews
The Mindfulness Journal for Teens: Prompts and Practices to Help You Stay Cool, Calm, and Present
  • Battistin MA LMFT, Jennie Marie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 150 Pages - 12/10/2019 (Publication Date) - Rockridge Press (Publisher)
Bestseller No. 10
Zenimal Kids Meditation and Soothing Sounds Screen-Free Audio Player - Promotes Mindfulness, Includes 9 Audio Meditations, 60 Minutes of Relaxing Music, Ocean Waves, and White Noise, Teal
58 Reviews
Zenimal Kids Meditation and Soothing Sounds Screen-Free Audio Player - Promotes Mindfulness, Includes 9 Audio Meditations, 60 Minutes of Relaxing Music, Ocean Waves, and White Noise, Teal
  • OM ALONE: With the Zenimal Kids Meditation and Soothing Sounds Audio Player, you can open the minds and hearts of your little Warrior Goddess or Zen Master while empowering them with important skills for life
  • 9 GUIDED MEDITATIONS: From A to Zen, the portable audio player comes with meditation tracks for sleep, relaxation, breathing, creativity, stillness, empathy, gratitude, and feelings, ranging from 3-15 minutes long
  • A SCREEN-FREE ACTIVITY: Developed by a mom who wanted a screen-free, kid-friendly option to practice mindfulness that children could control on their own
  • PERFECT FOR BEDTIME: Turn on one of the peaceful tracks in the rechargeable base unit and your child will fall asleep the all-natural way, calmed and peaceful, without the use of medications or melatonin
  • ALL ARE AT ONE WITH PEACE: The entire family can benefit from meditation, helping all to navigate our endlessly connected, fast-paced world

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