10 Marvellous Mindfulness Techniques for Children

Printable Children’s Mindfulness Cards


An awareness of Mindfulness is becoming increasingly essential as a part of modern education for children. With the ever-increasing stresses associated to social media and the rapidity of today’s world, The Centre for Mental Health released a recent study to show that young people often experience a 10 year gap between experiencing mental health issues and seeking any kind of personal assistance or treatment.

As such, practice in mindfulness has never been more important. Join Jaques of London, as we look at 10 marvellous Mindfulness Techniques for Children.


Balloon Belly Breathing Technique – Find a safe and quiet place to lie yourself down. Imagine a balloon in your stomach, ready to expand and deflate upon your command. As you slowly breathe in, imagine a balloon growing to fill your stomach. As you breathe out, imagine the balloon slowly deflating.


Colouring – Release the pressure through paint and calm with crayons. Colouring is a wonderful way to close off the analytical side of the brain. By revealing the creative process, we develop strong connections to our emotions, attention, wellness, and stress reduction.


Tensing Muscles – Working from the tips of your toes to the top of your head, tense each individual muscle one by one. Hold each muscle for 5 seconds and then release. As you do so, notice how the tension and stress has left your body.


Meditation – Mediation is about discovering moments of clarity. Creating a space for mental and physical well-being. Regular meditation in children is shown to be beneficial to anxiety, depression, educational achievement, social behaviour, and sleep.


Safe Place – Visualise your perfect safe place. A place where you feel welcomed and free from stress and anxiety. By picturing this place with regularity, it can become a mental palace of relief from the pressures of the outside world. With enough practice, we develop muscle memory for this period of escape and can easily draw on those same feelings when most needed.


Yoga Pose – Become a warrior of welcoming wisdom and guide your child through their own private home yoga lesson. Begin with an easy resting pose, like the one shown below. Try combining this pose with the breathing techniques we have already learned.


Soothing Sounds – Send your soul soaring through bird-song skies and relish the relaxation of rain. The sounds of the great outdoors provide adults and children alike with a natural journey of serenity.


Get Creative – Craft your way to personal well-being and immerse your emotions in the calming wonder of creativity. Draw upon relaxation, write a letter to harmony, and sing your soul to total zen. Loosen your thoughts and spark the freedom of creative expression.


Sit in the Sun – Double down on Vitamin D for a free dose of warm feelings, happy emotions, and peaceful relaxation. Soak in the good feeling of our favourite skyline companion.


Comforting Cuddles – Cuddles are our familial comfort blankets. Bring mindfulness magic to life and soothe the mind and body in the support of loving, safe, and caring arms.


Head over to resource central at the Mini Minds Hub for your Free Mindfulness Printouts


– Peace of Mind in your Child’s Pocket.


Kate Luke
Head Of Brand
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Jess Casson
Marketing Assistant
Jess graduated from the University of York in 2022 with a degree in Sociology and Criminology; kickstarting her career in the creative marketing industry through content creation and social media management. One of these roles involved creating content for a children's holiday camp, which alongside a knowledge of Montessori Teaching, formed an interest in childhood development. Utilising her expertise in both these fields has allowed her to promote and share her passions with the online community while exploring her talent for writing and establishing collaborations.
Laura Henderson
Interior Designer
Interior Designer, Laura Henderson, lives in Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Taking a timeless approach to her designs and drawing on her love of colour, antiques, art, modernist furniture and photography she delivers luxurious compositions and peaceful sanctuaries within every space. Her previous experience in furniture design plays an integral role in the development of each of her projects, as does the time she spends getting to know her clients. She uses this to achieve beautiful, practical, reimagined layouts, resulting in projects that enhance a client’s lifestyle, reflecting their individual passions. To learn more see her website www.laurahendersoninteriordesign.com.

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