Friday, August 15, 2014

August 15: Relaxation Day

image from PeoplesIntegrativeMedicine.com

What activities can you do with the kids to promote relaxation? Consider:


Freeze and Feel

Materials:

  • None necessary unless for the signal

Directions:

  1. Decide on a signal (a bell, chime, hand clap, finger snap, gesture, turning off lights, etc.).
  2. When signal is given, children freeze where they are.
  3. Children are instructed to take a couple deep breaths and notice what they are feeling.
  4. Also notice what your body is doing. Are parts of your body clenched or tight? Relax them.
  5. Give children the signal again to bring the group back.
  6. Discuss what children felt.

Source(s): KidsRelaxation.com
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