Login to watch video

Mindful Breathing Activity for Kids

Teach Starter Publishing
3 mins | Grades: K - 6

A calming, square-breathing exercise to introduce kids to mindfulness in the classroom.

Teach Your Students How to Destress with Breathing Exercises

The positive benefits of teaching mindfulness to children have been proven across many studies and incorporating mindfulness into everyday classroom activity is becoming more common. A five or ten-minute daily mindfulness practice like this one can see students reduce stress and anxiety, increase concentration and engagement, sleep better, improve social skills, and develop problem-solving and decision-making skills.

The Box Breathing Technique for Kids (and Adults too!)

Get your students to practice mindfulness with this three-minute square-breathing video.

This teaching resource will help you and your students take a few minutes out of their day and practice mindfulness and calming strategies. Use it to calm your mind, center yourself, and prepare for the day ahead.

The box breathing method for anxiety is used in this video, which provides a perfect visual for students to follow along with as they breathe in and out slowly. The visuals are paired with soothing audio to help you or your students relax and focus on their breath as they practice calming techniques.


Teach Starter Publishing

Teach Starter Publishing

We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Find more resources like this


Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you'd like to request a change to this resource, or report an error, select the corresponding tab above.

Log in to comment

More time-saving resources!