Zac and I are doing this together as a family; we are on Week Five, which has "CALMING AND WORKING OUT PROBLEMS" as its theme.
Week One notes
MINDFUL BODIES AND PLANTING SEEDS OF KINDNESS
Week Two notes
I FEEL EMOTIONS ON THE INSIDE
Week Three notes
HOW I FEEL ON THE INSIDE SHOWS ON THE OUTSIDE
Week Four notes
TAKING CARE OF STRONG EMOTIONS ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE
Lesson 13: Mindful movement
Invite bell, GFW, and Kindness Garden. Show a picture of an Armadillo. Luckily, Becca had a picture of one in her Creative Coloring Animals book.
Move like animals according to directions in lesson plan (Eagle, Cat, Cow, Snake, Snail, Armadillo, Frog, Monkey). Read From Head to Toe by Eric Carle and/or use cards to review movements. Rest with Belly Buddies. Invite bell.
Lesson 14: Forgiving myself
Today's lesson requires a book about forgiveness. I used the book they suggest, which is Down the Road by Alice Schertle, but you could substitute any picture book you have on hand where one character forgives another.
Great-big Bear hug. Little-tiny Ant hug. Curled-up Snail hug. Many-armed Octopus hug. Another kind of hug?
Nice follow ups for this include climbing trees together and, of course, making apple pie for breakfast! We made Apple Crisp.
Lesson 15: Forgiving others
Water our plants on the Nature table and in our vegetable garden. Play "Pass the egg" game with our basket of wet felted eggs. Review how to use the Peace Wands. Do "White Light" on page 61 of Bedtime Meditations for Kids.
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