Bumblebee Breath

For younger children:

  1. Sit in a comfortable position.

  2. Cover your ears gently with your palms.

  3. Buzz or hum in a slow, drawn out, long bzzzz or humm sound.

  4. Repeat 5-10 times.

  5. Notice how you feel.

For older children:

  1. Sit criss cross applesauce.

  2. Rub your hands together, fast.

  3. Reach your arms up high as you breathe in.

  4. Breathe out say “ah.”

  5. Say aloud, “Hide your hands behind your back, now you’re a bumble bee”

  6. Buzz as you bind your hands behind you, moving your torso in circle

  7. Repeat several times until children know what to say and do

TIP! Practice the Bumblebee Breath to calm the nervous system. Vibration is soothing. If holding a baby or infant, practice without holding your ears. The soothing humming will calm them down.