Category Archives: Activities

From the Archives: 3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

As a new school year gets underway, we re-post these tips from a couple years back to help you get the year off to a positive start… Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, … Continue reading

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11 Ideas for Cultivating Gratitude in the K-8 Classroom

In our work with teachers and counselors around the United States, we are in a unique position to see what trends and common issues face schools. One particularly strong trend is an emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL) to … Continue reading

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Sowing Mindfulness & Social Skills, Harvesting Gratitude

Heading into the holiday season, I find my thoughts going back several years to a party I attended at the elementary school where I worked as a counselor. Each of the 32 students contributed some kind of food. There were … Continue reading

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3 Activities to Start the School Year Right

Parents and teachers know how important establishing routines is for healthy child development, but the shift from summer fun to school schedules can be challenging. Of course, “challenge” is just a different word for “opportunity.” Here are three ways you … Continue reading

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Yoga Calm for Halloween? Try the Archetype Game

Holidays stir up the imagination, especially for kids and especially around Halloween. Of course, that day is all about dressing up and pretending to be someone – or something – that you’re not. The practice can be traced back to … Continue reading

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4 More Activities to Get Kids Moving & Connecting with the Natural World

We’re blessed that our work lets us regularly meet so many wonderful school teachers, counselors, OTs, nurses and others who work with children. You inspire us with your stories of using Yoga Calm so successfully and your shared commitment to … Continue reading

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3 Simple Activities to Get Kids Moving & Connecting with the Natural World

Another way to counter the problem of childhood obesity is by encouraging kids to get outdoors and moving. It’s not uncommon for the average American youth to spend up to 90% of waking hours indoors – and to spend much … Continue reading

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