SEL in the Classroom Toolkit - Preschool-2nd Grade

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Four weeks of SEL yoga and mindfulness activities to easily add to your lower-elementary curriculum 

Are you ready for a simple, done-for-you resource to help your children breathe more fully, calm themselves in a variety of situations, and connect in healthy ways with the people around them? 

And… to do so in just 10 minutes a day with ease, confidence, and everything you need to make it happen!

Learning to breathe properly allows children to self-regulate and prepares them to focus and learn.

Identifying feelings then finding new ways calm down enables children to approach challenges, situations, school work, and friendships in healthy and balanced ways.

Finding new and fun ways to connect with friends and peers promotes teamwork, cooperation, and acceptance of differences, while also providing opportunities to thrive in a group situation.Through yoga and mindfulness, you can explore these three pillars and help children manage their bodies, minds, and relationships as they grow and develop. 

We’ve made it super easy for you to bring these concepts and exercises to children through our done-for-you workbook!

This colorful workbook will help you easily integrate yoga and mindfulness into your student’s or child’s busy day. You’ll have four weeks of daily yoga and mindfulness activities based on the following themes: Breathe, Calm, Connect, Move, and Play. 

It’s super easy to use. Just download, print, and play!

SEL in the Classroom Toolkit - Preschool-2nd Grade provides specific activities for each day of the week, themed under:

Breathe Mondays: to get grounded for the week ahead through breathing and meditation techniques that teach kids how to be in the present moment

Calm Tuesdays: to practice calming techniques that promote self-regulation and focus through age-appropriate mindfulness and yoga activities

Connect Wednesdays: to promote cooperation and teamwork by trying new partner and group exercises and yoga poses that allow for exploration

Move Thursdays: to move, stretch, and challenge young bodies by practicing yoga poses based on fun and engaging themes

Play Fridays: to have fun and connect with one another through yoga games and partner yoga

This toolkit provides:

  • done-for-you daily schedule that gives you yoga and mindfulness movement, activities, and stretches to get kids interested and active
  • tools and strategies to decrease stress and foster calm and focus
  • new tools for managing big emotions or the everyday ups and downs
  • fresh ways to connect with your kids through engaging activities
  • creative strategies to teach resilience and boost self-esteem and self-confidence
  • simple solutions to tame transition times both at home and at school
  • an antidote and alternative to screen time

Get your’s today!

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Will something be mailed to me?

This is a digital-only product, meaning you will be able to download ALL the resources immediately upon purchase. We’re able to offer this low price because it’s digital. 

Is there a physical version available for purchase?

This is a digital-only product, and we don't have a physical version available at this time. 

What ages are the yoga resources suitable for?  

The exercises in this toolkit were created specifically for early elementary school (preschool - 2nd grade). However, our yoga resources can easily be adapted for various ages and developmental needs. Our yoga products are designed to act as springboards to other learning experiences suitable for any age.  

Will I need a printer to access my digital products?  

A printer is not necessary. You can view the products on any device. You can, however, print them out if you prefer. Find printing instructions for our digital products here: http://www.kidsyogastories.com/about-menu/printing-instructions/ 

I am not a techy. So by digital, you mean that I download it and can then print it out?

You can either print them off or simply view them on your laptop, phone, tablet, or computer. It's up to you how you choose to use them.

I'm new to yoga. Is this a good fit for me?
You don't need to have prior experience to do partner poses or yoga games. Every pose suggested comes with detailed descriptions, and the games are based on familiar family games. Simply have fun exploring these poses and games with your children. 

Do you have a toolkit for older kids?

Yes, we do!  Please check out SEL in the Classroom Toolkit - 3rd-5th Grade here.

 

Please note that those images are printed versions of the SEL Toolkit.

 

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Frances R. (Salt Spring Island, CA)
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he children like the materials, and respond to them well. They also love the stories. Myself, as always, I particularly appreciate the drawings. We have added to the emotion of feeling bad about yourself, because it is more common for the children I have worked with to be feeling bad for other reasons than low self esteem. Sometimes we feel really 'bad' (more like feeling ill - ‘sickened’ !!!) because we have done an awful thing, acting unthinkingly. Sso that we have hurt someone else's feelings or lost their trust in us.
We don't find it quite appropriate to encourage ourselves to feel good about ourselves in those circumstances - because our 'high' opinion of ourselves makes us feel disappointment in how we behaved. We want to hold ourselves to a higher standard than that.
In our language, we want to return to being our Better Self. We know we can! So "restorative justice" is what we want to DO. We want to feel better about ourselves, yes - but even more than that, we want to make up for what we did, we want to make the other person or people feel better, feel OK. We want to heal harm, restore trust, and have EVERYONE feeling better.
We love doing "restitution" - fixing what went a bit wrong back there.
We also have a song that we sing: "May we be filled with loving kindness, May all be well, May we be peaceful and at ease, May we be happy." That's the last verse - before that, we replace the "we" with “May you be - - -,” singing to the person we harmed in some way, then we sing to ourselves using "May I be - - -". This helps us feel not so bad about what we went and did back then, when we felt tired, impatient, frustrated, or simply mean-mindedly cross! - or any of the feelings you deal with so well. We need to be “understanding’ about ourselves and each other. We are growing to understand that feelings come unexpectedly, but feelings can change and be gone too.
[All this arises from me having previously used feelings I called "Mad, Bad, Sad or Glad" - for ease of them writing them! We used to check in on how much of each of those we're feeling right now, or had coursing through us when an incident occurred earlier in the day. I saw that feeling Bad is a strong feeling to deal with. They don't think it is low self esteem, So - more like high self esteem! They feel Bad that they have let themselves down, is what I'd describe it as.
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Exploring Emotions in 10 Minutes a Day

As an Elementary School Counselor, I have found this resource to be both useful and beneficial for the students I work with. I work in a Kindergarten- Grade 5 Elementary School, and I have found this resource to be helpful in small group work, as well as individual 1:1 counseling situations.
Thank you for creating this useful tool for children!

Kind Regards,
Mary Rennebohm
Clackamas River Elementary School
Estacada, Oregon

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