SEL in the Classroom PLUS - 3rd-5th Grade
13 ENGAGING AND INTERACTIVE YOGA AND MINDFULNESS ACTIVITIES TO FOSTER SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL) SKILLS
....SPECIFICALLY CREATED FOR UPPER-ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS!
How do you find time to slip SEL into your daily classroom routine WITHOUT creating more work for yourself?
We’ve made it easy… with our brand-new SEL toolkit specifically for children in grades 3rd-5th!
PLUS, we've included 12 additional yoga and mindful resources for you to draw upon!
This done-for-you, easy-to-implement toolkit, along with 12 corresponding resources, will help you weave the benefits of yoga and mindfulness into the school day and further help:
- Improve academic achievement and help students be ready to learn
- Develop solid social-emotional skills they will use now and long into the future
- Promote and strengthen attitudes about self, one another, and school
- Enhance positive classroom behavior while improving the overall classroom environment
- Equip students with the ability to manage challenges, anxiety, and stress
You will receive ALL this goodness without creating more work for yourself or figuring out ways to get your students to buy in to the activities (because there are so many different exercises to choose from) and… without breaking the bank!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS SEL IN THE CLASSROOM PLUS - 3rd-5th GRADE:
1. SEL in the Classroom Toolkit - 3rd-5th Grade
To spark your imagination, this collection provides fun and easy ways to breathe, move, and be mindful in your classroom. There are three sections:
1 Emotional: to be calm These practices aim to help children build self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-confidence. This awareness helps children feel safe and secure in themselves and have skills to manage their big emotions.
2 Social: to connect These activities put children in social situations where they build their communication, relationship, and teamwork skills. We want them to feel seen, heard, and understood.
3 Learning: to be curious and creative These resources give students tools to energize, focus, and pay attention so they are ready to learn. We also explore a growth mindset and get curious about the world.
Please refer to the CASEL Framework for further information on social emotional learning.
The practice of yoga includes several building blocks: breath, meditation, mindfulness, physical postures, positive affirmations, and character education. This resource covers these components, categorizing the related activities into sections of emotional, social, and learning.
Each category includes 10 activities:
- Breathing exercises (x2)
- Mindfulness activities (x3)
- Meditation (x1)
- Yoga poses (x2)
- Positive affirmations (x1)
PLUS, you will also receive 12 additional resources:
2. Breathing Exercises Cards for Kids
Quickly calm the class with fun breath exercises. Watch your children soothe and calm themselves with these simple yet powerful breathing techniques. We aren’t taught to breathe properly, but these colorful Breathing Exercises Cards for Kids will show you and your children exactly how to slow down. (Value: $9.95)
3. Mindfulness Cards for Kids
Teach kids to slow down and be present in every moment. Do you wish you had a simple way to introduce the concepts of mindfulness to kids? Mindfulness Cards for Kids can help you visually and actively teach mindfulness practices to children. These twenty-five unique ways to help children slow down and self-regulate are a great addition to a calm corner. (Value: $9.95)
4. Balancing Yoga Cards for Kids
This deck of balancing yoga poses targets distractibility and helps kids focus. In this modern world, where children are often over-stimulated, balancing poses help to increase focus in a fun and active way. (Value: $9.95)
5. Growth Mindset Yoga Cards for Kids
Fresh ways to teach children to love challenges and be curious. Growth mindset is a valuable concept to promote self-esteem and a love of learning, although it can be challenging to teach to young ones that mistakes can be a learning experience. Growth Mindset Yoga Cards for Kids demonstrates these concepts through movement, activities, and color. (Value: $9.95)
6. Standing Yoga Cards for Kids
Teach them that standing up and stretching regularly is a habit worth starting now to counter the ill-effects of sitting all day! Tweens in particular need to move. These poses are practical and highly beneficial ways to do so without getting on the floor. Taking a healthy break throughout the day—one that is packed with healthy, mindful movements—can help them easily return to the task at hand, feeling refreshed and focused. (Value: $9.95)
7. Strengthening Yoga Cards for Kids
Promote building strength as their bodies are rapidly growing and developing. Strength training is an important skill regardless of whether or not they’re in sports. Increasing physical strength also teaches them to strengthen their resolve, strengthen what’s important to them, and boosts their self-confidence and sense of agency. (Value: $9.95)
8. 25 Group Yoga Poses for Kids
Increase strength and flexibility while having fun: Build connection, increase strength and flexibility, and have fun with 25 Group Yoga Poses Card. These fun, engaging, and energizing group yoga poses are meant to inspire and be a guide to get your whole family moving and stretching together. This card deck includes 25 group yoga poses and 25 detailed descriptions on how to execute the poses. (Value: $9.95)
9. 40 Partner Yoga Poses for Kids
Learn to better connect and work together. One of our most popular decks, partner yoga poses is a wonderful opportunity to teach cooperation and connection. These simple and fun poses encourage teamwork and can be used to demonstrate a variety of cooperative concepts. (Value: $9.95)
10. Curiosity Cards for Kids
Promote conversation and pique curiosity with these thought-provoking cards. These 60 questions were inspired by the Yamas and Niyamas of yoga and are meant to start conversations about what's important to children and how they can express their ideas. (Value: $8.95)
11. Coloring Pages for Kids: Positivity & Resilience
Boost positivity and resilience while soothing the mind and body with these coloring pages. These thirty illustrations were inspired by the calming nature of mandalas and feature positivity and resilience quotes meant to motivate your children to reach their goals. (Value: $8.95)
12. Yoga Hopscotch & Other Easy Yoga Games
Are you looking for yoga games that have been adapted from classic kids games, so you don’t have to spend much time explaining the rules or setting up? Use each of these twelve yoga games to get your kids moving and having fun. (Value: $9.95)
13. Positive Affirmation Cards for Kids
Positive affirmations are a wonderful tool for replacing negative thoughts, so that children can increase their self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-regulation. If they are feeling balanced and steadfast, they are better equipped to manage the ups and downs of life and make good choices in their relationships. This resource offers fifty-five inspiring and colorful positive statements to choose from. (Value: $9.95)
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