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.

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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

SaleBestseller No. 1
Meditation Cards for Kids - a Mindfulness kit of XL Cards with Calming Guided Meditations for Empowerment, Focus and Relaxation. Great for Parents, Teachers and Therapists.
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  • 🦄 Imagine Meditation Cards for Kids offer 26 HUGE Mindfulness 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 2 DIY cards for kids to create their own meditations.
Bestseller No. 2
Moshi Kids: Sleep and Mindfulness
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Moshi Kids: Sleep and Mindfulness
  • Remove anxiety and stress from the bedtime routine
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  • Choose from Stories, Meditations, Music and Sounds to soothe kids into a peaceful sleep
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Sesame Street: Breathe, Think, Do with Elmo: Problem Solving for Little Monsters
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Sesame Street: Breathe, Think, Do with Elmo: Problem Solving for Little Monsters
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  • Newman, Robin (Author)
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Bestseller No. 5
New Horizon: Kids Meditation & Sleep Stories
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New Horizon: Kids Meditation & Sleep Stories
  • Ideal for Bedtime Routine: Remove anxiety and stress
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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 diffuser on your desk, countertop, or pack in carry-on while on the go.
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Bestseller No. 7
Cool Koala - 5-Minute Calming Meditations for Kids
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Bestseller No. 8
Get Sleepy: Sleep meditation and stories
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  • English (Publication Language)
Bestseller No. 9
Meditative Music For Yoga
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Meditative Music For Yoga
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Transcendental Deception: Behind the TM curtain – bogus science, hidden agendas, and David Lynch’s campaign to push a million public school kids into Transcendental Meditation
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Transcendental Deception: Behind the TM curtain – bogus science, hidden agendas, and David Lynch’s campaign to push a million public school kids into Transcendental Meditation
  • Siegel, Aryeh (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 224 Pages - 01/15/2018 (Publication Date) - Janreg Press (Publisher)

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