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8 Activities to Foster Gratitude with Children & Youth

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Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social an…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
5
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12
Adult
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
Gratitude is linked with many physical, social and emotional benefits and is an important skill to foster with children and youth. When choosing an action to do so, however, research indicates that if the activity is forced or feels like homework it isn’t a good match. The outcome isn’t authentic and the results fall short of the potential benefits that experiencing gratitude offers. The most effective gratitude activities are ones that engage children’s interests and strengths.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Health and PE
Keywords
Core Compentencies
Social Emotional Learning
Mindfulness
Friendship
Kindness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/8-activities-to-foster-gratitude-with-children-youth
Learning Standards
Describe and assess strategies for promoting mental well-being, for self and others.
Duration
20 - 60 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
2 recommendations  

Getting To Know You: Bridging Difference Gaps

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
A Getting to Know You Session is intended to prov…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
4
5
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8
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
A Getting to Know You Session is intended to provide clarity about both the differences and the similarities between the “focus child” and the other students. Using a powerpoint presentation and class dialogue, photos of the child help to correct assumptions, provide accurate information and begin to remove hesitations about getting to know their classmate. To be successful, it requires an adult facilitator who is able to model non-judgmental, curious and accepting behaviours and who has a relationship with the parents or caregivers of the focus child.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Cross-Curricular
Social Justice
Special Education
Health and PE
Special needs
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Kindness
Friendship
Developmental Challenges
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/getting-to-know-you-bridging-difference-gaps
Learning Standards
Describe factors that positively influence mental well-being and self-identity.
Duration
30-50 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 9, 2017
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Starting with Soil by the Centre for Ecoliteracy

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
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Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects,…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Presentation
Other
Grade Level
1
2
3
4
Submitted By
EEPSA : http://eepsa.org/ - one year ago
Description
With animation, interactivity, and sound effects, Starting with Soil demonstrates how plants and animals cooperate to make the soil we need to grow healthy food. Kids learn that soil starts with bare rock and discover how long it takes nature to make one inch of topsoil. (Spoiler alert: it takes 500 years!) Different chapters convey the importance of pollinators and the critical roles animals, the weather, microorganisms, and cover crops play in organic farming. Designed for students ages 7-9, Starting with Soil allows users to plant seeds, build a compost pile, drag a microscope over different organisms in soil to get a better look, and view the symbiosis at work when corn, beans, and squash are planted together.
Subject
Science
Biology
Chemistry
Earth Science
Environmental Science
Geography
Keywords
Ecosystem
Growing Food
Gardens
Compost
Pollinators
URLs
https://www.ecoliteracy.org/download/starting-soil
Duration
30-60 minutes
Language
English
Date Created
Jun 30, 2018
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Yoga in the Classroom

Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
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Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The activity introduces students to the mindful p…
Resource Type
Activity
Lesson Plan
Grade Level
pre-K
K
1
2
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5
Submitted By
Heart Mind Online - 2 years ago
Description
The activity introduces students to the mindful practice of yoga which cultivates self-regulation by focusing on controlled movements combined with breathing awareness. Some studies suggest a positive connection between mindful practice (including yoga and breathing) and children's capacity to cope with stress, manage emotions and improve concentration.
Subject
Revised Curriculum
Health and PE
Keywords
Social Emotional Learning
Core Compentencies
Heart-Mind Well-Being
Relaxation
Mindfulness
URLs
http://heartmindonline.org/resources/yoga-in-the-classroom
Learning Standards
Students will be introduced to the mindful practice of yoga as a self-regulation technique (controlled movement and breathing awareness).
Duration
20-30 min
Language
English
Date Created
May 4, 2017