5 Fun & Easy Christmas Mindfulness Activities

The weeks before the winter break are always full of excitement and typically warrant some calming, mindfulness exercises. In my mindful mornings group, I invite all students to attend (we currently have about 7% participation, which I’m really happy about in our first 2 months of existence!), and we begin our day with calming activities that I encourage them to teach to just one peer. To boost engagement, I like to do themed activities around holidays or school events. If you’re looking for some Christmas mindfulness activities or winter-themed activities, keep reading for some ideas!

5 Winter & Christmas Mindfulness Activities

1 – Breathe Like Santa

This is a fun activity that the younger students really enjoy! To help kids practice slow, controlled breathing, take a deep breath in, hold it for a moment, and slowly let it out with a slow, “Ho ho ho.” It feels silly at first, but this really helps kids feel their chests fall as they let the air go.

Looking to spread some merry mindfulness this year? You'll love these winter & Christmas mindfulness activities for the classroom or home!

2 – Hear the Bells

Grab some jingle bells or handbells for an easy listening activity. Ask students to tune in to just the sound of the bells. Notice the vibrations of the sounds. Notice where they feel the bells in their bodies. And notice any feelings that come along with it!

3 – Settle the Snow Globe

Shake up a snow globe and watch it settle! Notice how the snow falls and glides. Notice the slow, gentle movement. Feel your body settle as the snow falls.

4 – Christmas Yoga

Any basic yoga sequence can be winter-themed with a little name change! Tree pose? Make that Christmas tree pose. Mountain pose? Make it a snowy mountain. A fold can be a candy cane pose. Get creative with it!

Looking to spread some merry mindfulness this year? You'll love these winter & Christmas mindfulness activities for the classroom or home!

5 – Mindful Eating

Pick any holiday food for a mindful eating activity! Gingerbread cookies or candy canes are perfect. Encourage students to notice the texture, the taste, and the crunch of the food. Notice where on their tongues they taste each flavor. Enjoy every little bite!

Want more Christmas mindfulness activities?

If you’re looking to spread some merry mindfulness at home or school, check out the 25 days of merry mindfulness!

Looking to spread some merry mindfulness this year? You'll love these winter & Christmas mindfulness activities for the classroom or home!
25 Days of Merry Mindfulness: This ebook is packed with easy to use, scripted mindfulness activities to appeal to a wide variety of students this Christmas season! Your students will love these Christmas mindfulness exercises in morning meetings, classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, or even at home! Perfect for kindergarten mindfulness, first grade mindfulness, second grade mindfulness, third grade, school counseling mindfulness activities or homeschool mindfulness activities.

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