Matilda by Roald Dahl - A Mindfulness and Relaxation Lesson Plan
The story of Matilda has been a firm favourite with children and adults alike since it was first published in 1988. It has been dramatized as films, stage shows, and is now award winning musical.
It’s fun, but meaningful, life lessons and emphasis on the importance of learning to read means it is also a favourite with teachers. The lesson plan below can be broken down into component parts for a short relaxation activity or can be done as a full lesson. There is a script to help you guide the children between the many relaxation and mindfulness exercises. Enjoy relaxing with Matilda and Miss Honey.
Mindfulness and relaxation have been proven to increase children's concentration, create a calmer atmosphere and even increase attainment. It is a wonderful addition to any setting.
All my lesson plans are created for people with no prior knowledge of relaxation and mindfulness techniques and carefully go through every technique step by step. They also include a fun script for you to read through which incorporates all the techniques learned into an enjoyable, relaxing story which is completely age appropriate.
My lessons now all come with a child and teacher assessment sheet which is fully editable and enables you to show evidence for the progress and learning of each child.
This lesson is suitable for the 3+ years.