http://blog.harvardvanguard.org/2013/04/smart-kids-practice-mindful-eating/ SMArt Kids Practice Mindful Eating Mindful eating is an experience that engages all of the five senses. Remember to: Look Smell Taste Touch and Listen to your food! By using all of your senses, you will appreciate all of the characteristics of the food. You are more likely to savor the bites, eat slower, digest better and enjoy the meal more.
Used these sticks, scattered on a table, as a feeling identification / prayer exercise... Participants select as many as they want, then can choose to share about why they picked it with the group or just share in their prayer triad. Beautiful example of healing in community, building trust.
The purpose of teaching mindfulness to our children is to give them skills to develop their awareness of their inner and outer experiences, to understand how emotions manifest in their bodies and to recognize when their attention has wandered and to provide tools for control.