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23 Nov

A Fun Breathing Game for Kids

This page includes a fun breathing game  for kids prepared  by me for my sweet girl.Have fun 🙂

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Children will be more motivated to learn, practice, and implement deep breathing if it is fun. Below are some fun activities to help children learn this important life skill.

Blowing a Pinwheel

  • Such a simple, yet fun toy, who doesn’t love to watch the pinwheel colors mix together as it spins?
  • Have the child take a deep breath (remind them slow and deep).
  • Instruct them to hold their breath for 2 seconds (count out loud).
  • Then, release the breath by blowing the
  • Repeat 3 more

Candle and Flower

  • Gather together a candle (you can light it if you feel the child is old enough) and a flower.
  • Starting with the flower, have the child take a deep breath (remind them slow and deep) through their nose as if they are smelling the
  • When they are breathing in the flower, have them pretend they are breathing in good, calm
  • Instruct them to hold the breath for 2
  • Then, release the breath by slowly blowing out the candle, pretending that they are breathing out the negative
  • Repeat 3 more

Blowing a Feather

  •  Purchase several large feathers from a craft store in various
  • Ask the child to choose the feather that is most calming to them, or that brings them positive feelings.
  • Have the child hold the feather in one hand.
  • Slowly, take a deep breath and hold for 3 seconds.
  • While slowly breathing out, blow the feather up one side and down the other.
  • Repeat 3 more

Additional Tips

  • Practice these activities while the child is calm. This will make it easier for the child to use deep breathing in times of need.
  • Dim the lights to create a more soothing environment.
  • Set a timer for the child to practice a calm state and increase that time as they improve their skills.
  • Include the primary caregivers in the session and teach the deep breathingtechnique to them so they can coach the child to practice the deep breathing strategy at home. Once a day is recommended, at bedtime.
  • There are plenty of deep breathing videos online. If your child is a visual learner, this may be a useful aid.

 

 

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