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Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School

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Mindfulness Activities

#1 Mindful Breathing
(5 minutes)


  • Children can stand or sit for this activity.
  • Ask children to put both hands on their belly.
  • Children should close their eyes, or look down to their hands.
  • Guide children in taking three slow deep breaths in and out to see if they can feel their hands being moved.
  • You may like to count “1, 2, 3” for each breath in and “1, 2, 3” for each breath out, pausing slightly at the end of each exhale.
  • Encourage children to think about how the breath feels, answering the following questions silently, in their mind.
    – What is moving your hands? Is it the air filling your lungs?
    – Can you feel the air moving in through your nose?
    – Can you feel it moving out through your nose?
    – Does the air feel a little colder on the way in and warmer on the way out?
    – Can you hear your breath?
    – What does it sound like?
  • Sir John Sherbrooke Junior School,
  • Flatts Lane, Calverton, Nottingham,
  • Nottinghamshire, NG14 6JZ,