Dinosaurs - A mindfulness and relaxation lesson plan
Dinosaurs have been a favourite with children for decades. Their mythical, dragon like appearance and variety of shapes and sizes along with their interesting and often hard to pronounce names makes them fascinating.
In this lesson we will use them to calm and relax the children while teaching them subtle facts about dinosaurs and palaeontological digs too.
This lesson plan below can be broken down into component parts for a short relaxation activity or can be done as a full lesson. Feel free to adapt it to suit your children and their abilities and needs.There is a script to help you connect the individual exercises as you learn about a palaeontological dig.
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 whole primary age range (5-11years).