Breathing Boards

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Instill the importance of mindfulness with six breathing exercises. Scholars trace shapes using their fingers, following arrows that tell them when to breathe in and when to breathe out. Exercises increase by counts of breath in and out.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Laminate each page to keep it from getting worn too quickly after tracing 
  • Send a set of papers home for learners to practice when they are outside of school
  • Take breathing breaks during the day, encourage pupils to rest their hands on their stomach to promote and feel a deep breath
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires copies—three pages, black and white or color
Pros
  • Boosts self-management
  • Creates a sense of calm
Cons
  • The font may be difficult to read for some learners