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Slow down worksheets

Nature is a wonderful thing, isn’t it? It has a way to make us feel connected to the world around us as well as helping us be more in the moment. Mindfulness can be a wonderful thing, but mindfulness in nature is just that much more special. Because of this, we have a wonderful printable booklet for you; the Slow Down booklet gives teachers and parents resources to help their kids focus on the world around them. Let’s have a look at the slow down worksheets printables. This is actually a set of sheets to accompany the Slow Down book from Magic Cat publishing. Take a look!

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Slow Down Worksheets Printables

Slow Down worksheets

The Slow Down worksheets can be used individually, but I recommend downloading the entire booklet as they all work in conjunction with each other. These beautifully illustrated sheets inspire and encourage you to focus on the natural world around you.

There are discussion prompts, creative and craft challenges, observational journal ideas, and fun research activities.

Let’s have a look at the sheets in the booklet.

Slow Down Worksheets

The first pages prompts you to look around you and focus on those things in nature that bring you a feeling of calm.

Slow Down Printables

The second page also brings you a prompt encouraging you to focus on those things in nature that we are sometimes too busy to notice.

The 3rd page is a beautiful observation log that let’s us tick off the things that we see in nature.

We also have a lovely creative challenge that allows you to draw a design on the endpapers of the book to show the animals, insects, or leaves in movement. Look at the example included to see how to draw it.

Here’s a “talk for thought” page that encourages you to note down more about nature.

A blank journal prompt page encourages you to write down your thoughts.

If you find more interesting facts in or about nature add them to this page and create your own research journal.

Expand your vocabulary with the glossary page. Create your own glossary for your book with words that you may not be familiar with.

The next fun page includes a talk for thought, observation challenge, and creative challenge all in one page!

Find out what flowers are attractive to bees, make a note, and add them to your journal.

On our next page use the official RSPB online bird song identifier to listen to the songs of the birds mentioned on the dawn chorus page.

Let’s identify moss with this observation page. Examine the different kinds of moss and the creatures that live in or around it.

Weave your own spider web by following the directions on this page.

You can also make a rainstick!

Or what about making an ocean drum?

There’s also a beautiful page that helps you create your own rainbow.

And finally, make beautiful snowflake decorations for winter.

As you can see, this booklet is gorgeously illustrated, and also brings you so many prompts for your kids to be encouraged by nature in many ways.

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We have more mindfulness resources on the site. Check them out.

Mindfulness activity sheets for kids

We have a few activity sheets from Upside Down Books on the site - take a look at these, but search Mindfulness on KiddyCharts, or choose the heading from the Menu above to explore more.

There are more mindfulness resources from other sites you may also enjoy, so do have a look.

Mindful activities for kids from other sites

Here are a few more ideas for you about mindful activities that your kids can do today.

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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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