Help Kids Set Intentions

Do you want to start using daily intentions with your students or your own kids but aren’t sure where to start? Below, we’ll talk about how to help kids set intentions so they can begin each day with a mindful focus on how they want to direct their day!

How to help kids set intentions: want to help your kids or counseling students set daily intentions? Read this to get a conversational guide to use in your mindful mornings group, morning meeting, classroom guidance, morning assembly, or just morning conversation to help kids think about their daily intentions. Begin each day with this mindfulness activity in your school counseling practice or with your kids to help kids mindfully focus on their goals for the day! - Counselor Keri

How to Help Kids Set Intentions

Questioning

To get started, talk to your kids about what they are hoping to accomplish today or how they would like to simply be during the day. Ask questions like:

  • What do you want to accomplish today?
  • How do you want to engage with others today?
  • How do you want to treat yourself and others today?
  • How do you want to engage with the community today?
  • What matters most to you?
  • What would you like to build or nurture in your life today?
  • Is there something you’d like to let go of today?
  • What would make you proud today?
  • What do you want to express gratitude for today?
  • What are you doing when you feel like your best, truest self?
Want to help kids set intentions but aren't sure where to start? Read this to get a conversational guide for helping kids begin each day mindfully!

Planning

Once students have identified a focus for the day, take it a step further to help them think about how they can make it happen. Ask questions like,

  • What will this look like in action?
  • What will this sound like?
  • How will you know you’re working toward your intention?
  • How will you feel when you work toward your intention?
  • Why is this intention important to you?
  • How will this intention help you be your best, truest self?
How to help kids set intentions: want to help your kids or counseling students set daily intentions? Read this to get a conversational guide to use in your mindful mornings group, morning meeting, classroom guidance, morning assembly, or just morning conversation to help kids think about their daily intentions. Begin each day with this mindfulness activity in your school counseling practice or with your kids to help kids mindfully focus on their goals for the day! - Counselor Keri

Mindful Focus

Finally, spend a few minutes with a mindful focus on this intention. Have your students sit quietly and comfortably in their space. In their minds, they can say or focus on their intention for the day. Prompt them to notice where in their bodies they feel energy or sensations as they focus on their intention. Notice emotions that they feel. And finally, picture what it will look like as they put their intention in action.

How do you help kids set intentions?

Are you using daily intentions in your school counseling program? Want to know more about how you can? Read this post for 5 ways you can incorporate daily intentions into your counseling activities.

Just want to get started with daily intentions with your kids or students? Click the picture below to get the daily intentions decks with 180 daily intentions for kids!

Want to help kids set intentions but aren't sure where to start? Read this to get a conversational guide for helping kids begin each day mindfully!
How to help kids set intentions: want to help your kids or counseling students set daily intentions? Read this to get a conversational guide to use in your mindful mornings group, morning meeting, classroom guidance, morning assembly, or just morning conversation to help kids think about their daily intentions. Begin each day with this mindfulness activity in your school counseling practice or with your kids to help kids mindfully focus on their goals for the day! - Counselor Keri
How to help kids set intentions: want to help your kids or counseling students set daily intentions? Read this to get a conversational guide to use in your mindful mornings group, morning meeting, classroom guidance, morning assembly, or just morning conversation to help kids think about their daily intentions. Begin each day with this mindfulness activity in your school counseling practice or with your kids to help kids mindfully focus on their goals for the day! - Counselor Keri

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