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Mindfulness Mats for Kids
Updated: Jan 18
Easily print these designs and invite your child to have some mindfulness time, with many possibilities for play and creating.
Why mindful play?
Opportunities for playing and creating as a mindfulness activity are something that I am passionate about providing Miss 5 with as often as possible. She really enjoys creating and using her imagination, engaging deeply as she quietly plays and works.
These printable mindfulness mats for kids can be used in many different ways, let your child's creativity and imagination take the lead.
Printable Mindfulness Mats for Kids
Here are some ideas for how the printable mats might be used:
* Please ensure all play is supervised by an adult. These ideas are recommended for children ages 3+ as some contain small parts which are a choking hazard. Crystal chips are recommended for ages 5+. You know your child best as to whether these activities are suitable or not.
Watercolour paints are an easy way to set up painting for your children. Adding in the printable mindfulness mats can be a fun way to invite them to create and paint.
With Grapat mandala pieces
Use with a few different colours or the whole set. Any of the printable pages could be used with the mandala pieces. If you don't have any mandala pieces, other loose parts can be used too, such as buttons, beads, shells etc.
For collage or with dot markers
This was a creation by Miss 2 (craft time supervised by an adult). She enjoyed stamping the yellow and orange dot markers and using some collage pieces to stick to the paper.
With loose parts from nature
Here we paired up the leaf printable mat in A3 and A4 size for Miss 5 to fill with leaves from our tree and some green pebbles for some mindful play.
With loose parts, such as crystal chips.
Crystal chips are a fun loose parts for some mindful play. They are beautiful to look at with all the different colours, sizes and textures. They also make a great loose part to fill in these templates for some mindful play.
Some other ideas for using these printable mindfulness mats:
Use with playdough - use in a reusable sleeve or laminate
Use with stamps
Use with textas, coloured pencils, crayons etc. for colouring
Use with a sensory play e.g. put in a container underneath rainbow rice, chickpeas etc.
Any other ideas you or your child may have...
How to get your free mindfulness mats ...
If you have enjoyed these ideas, you could draw these prompts for yourself on some paper for your child, or get your copy of our mindfulness mats by signing up to the email list. Current subscribers can get a copy from the subscriber free resource library with the password sent in your welcome email.
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Until next time, have fun learning in a playful way xx
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