WELLNESS ACTIVITY

The 5-4-3-2-1 Mindfulness Technique for Children

This activity is great for kids and adults alike. It helps you use your five senses to calm yourself or simply practice being present and mindful.

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Introduction

Who It's For

It's fun for kids, but can be used by anyone who wants to be more present.

Why It Empowers

It encourages awareness, mindfulness, and self-regulation.

What's Needed

  • Only 5 to 15 minutes, but you can stretch this exercise out if the child’s attention span allows
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    Meet The Expert


    Martha Tyler

    Martha has her Masters in Education and is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. She has worked as a sitter, nanny, tutor, or teaching artist over the past 20+ years. In addition, Martha has hosted a child care podcast, Chronicles of Nannya, for several years. She is also the co-founder of Compassionate Childcare LLC and is thrilled to be able to share her experience, knowledge, and resources with CareNectar!