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My Mindful Story

My Mindful Story is a creative and sensory activity that helps children feel grounded, relaxed and engaged with their senses and imagination.

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My Mindful Story is a creative and sensory activity that helps children feel grounded, relaxed and engaged with their senses and imagination. By combining mindfulness and storytelling, this activity promotes a sense of calm and encourages book worms to feel present and focused.

Directions: When we are mindful, we are more in tune with the world around us. This can help us feel calm. Ask your children to pick five objects from their immediate surroundings using their senses - something they can see, smell, hear, taste and touch. Can they write a story using the things they have chosen?

Key Features:

Sensory engagement: Children are encouraged to select five objects from their immediate surroundings, each representing one of their senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch. This sensory engagement enhances their mindfulness experience and connection with the world around them.

Storytelling and creativity: Using the chosen objects, children are prompted to write a story that involves these items. This encourages their creativity, imagination and language skills as they weave a narrative incorporating their sensory elements.

Mindfulness practice: My Mindful Story incorporates mindfulness principles by encouraging children to be fully present and engage their senses while writing their story. This helps them feel calm, grounded and aware.

Self-expression and reflection: Through storytelling, children have an opportunity to express their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Writing the story based on their selected objects allows for self-reflection and personal connection to the narrative.
Benefits:

Mindfulness and relaxation: My Mindful Story promotes relaxation and mindfulness by engaging children's senses and focusing their attention on the present moment. This can help reduce stress, improve emotional well-being and enhance self-awareness.

Creativity and language development: Writing a story based on the chosen objects encourages children's creativity and imagination. It also supports language development, storytelling skills and the ability to express ideas effectively.

Emotional expression and self-reflection: Through storytelling, children have a platform to express their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. The activity promotes self-reflection and introspection, allowing children to explore their feelings and connect with their inner world.