Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl - A Mindfulness and Relaxation Lesson Plan
The story of Charlie Bucket and his magical trip to Wonka’s chocolate factory has been a firm favourite with children and adults alike since it was first published in 1964. It has been dramatized as films, stage shows, and is now award winning musical.
Its ability to be woven into a range of topics from Rainforests and Inventors to Healthy Eating means it is 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 (which includes a journey through the famous chocolate factory. The script for the full lesson is included.).
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 (3-11years).