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How to calm kids with a present moment wheel

We’ve all heard of the importance of mindfulness – some of us even practice it in our own lives. But have we considered that mindfulness can also be beneficial for kids? Well, it can! Mindfulness is about being in the present moment. It’s all about the scents, the people around you, what you feel, what you see, and anything that helps you focus on the now. Just like this fab present moment wheel!

How to calm kids with a present moment wheel

We are very happy to bring you this very helpful printable from the book Chill Out: My Mindfulness Activity Book which is packed full of activities to help your kids be mindful and stay in the moment.

With over 100 stickers and different sorts of activities you’re bound to find something that will be beneficial to your kids no matter what they like to do!

How to calm kids with a present moment wheel

How does a present moment wheel work?

A present moment wheel helps your little ones get in the present moment. This fun printable is a wheel that your kids use to find a prompt to focus on the present moment. The best thing is that it’s a very simple activity that will help get your kids in the now during moments of anxiety; when we know that time is of the essence.

So, how does a present moment wheel work? Well it’s very simple:

  • print out this sheet,
  • place your finger in the middle of the wheel,
  • close your eyes,
  • breathe gently,
  • move your finger in a circular motion around the wheel,
  • stop and open your eyes,
  • read the question you’ve landed on,
  • answer it aloud.

There you go! Print it by clicking on the link below –

How to calm kids with a present moment wheel

If you liked this post, you’ll definitely enjoy these other mindfulness activities from KiddyCharts and beyond!

Mindfulness resources for kids

These mindfulness resources for kids are great resources to help you and your kids stay in the moment and live in the now.

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How to calm kids with a present moment wheel

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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