Here's a slightly silly, but super-effective, way to help young kids let go of negative emotions, when they're holding onto them a bit too long. Try it as many times as you like! It's great at bedtime, so children can fall asleep in a positive,healthy state of mind.
Can you make a grumpy face? I bet you can. Make a REALLY grumpy face!
Maybe you feel a little sad or angry today.
If you do, make a sad or angry face.
Now take a really big breath in, and BLOW all those bad feelings away!
Do it again, just in case they didn’t all go…
Take another really big breath in, and BLOW all those bad feelings away!
Sit up really tall. Maybe smile a little smile…
Take another long breath in, and let the air all the way out.
Listen to all the Mindful Moments for Kids here. Let me know how it goes!