Mindful walk: circulate on socks around the room paying attention to the contact of the feet with the floor pretending you are stepping on different types of relaxing surfaces. Children can say these too!
The snowman: students pretend they are a very solid snowman in the middle of winter that starts to get softer, softer, and eventually melts into water. This is a great way to get students to finish sitting on the floor.
Alternate nostril breathing: another yoga exercise. Inhale from one nostril while you cover the other with one finger. Then let it out through the other one while you cover the other nostril. Very relaxing!
Tree and wind: one student is a palm tree that swings in the air and the other student is the wind. The tree is with eyes closed and the wind gently touches the body of the tree making it swing in the air.
The Spiral: have students make circles in the air until they finish in one point in the center. You can have students doing one in front of the other and they touch their fingers when they are done. I usually add a sound to this moment!