Making a glitter jar with your kids is a great way to introduce mindfulness. It illustrates how our thoughts can settle, just like when you shake it. The glitter represents our thoughts. When you are experiencing big emotions, give it a good shake and watch the glitter as it settles to refocus and refresh your mind!
Use the holidays to take a moment to be mindful with your little yogis. Teaching kids mindfulness techniques will give them the skills to understand and regulate their emotions. It replaces wandering, distracted minds with thoughtful responses. Try these two mindful activities this holiday season.
I combine my knowledge from spending the last 15 plus years in both early childhood education and yoga and mindfulness to provide this list. This is intended for working parents, new parents, parents-to-be, and all people that want to live a more mindful, peaceful existence.