Non Fiction Review: Mindful Games for Kids

Mindful Games For Kids by Kristina Sargent
Mindful Games For Kids: 50 Fun Activities to Stay Present, Improve Concentration, and Understand Emotions
by Kristina Sargent

5 out of 5 stars

This book has easy and fun games and meditations for children that helps them to navigate tough emotions, calm their impatience, and learn to listen. The activities are grouped in categories for focusing on the breath, the senses, the body, and on gentle thoughts and calm emotions.

Each game has a cute illustration that demonstrates the imaginary things we are thinking of during the meditation. One meditation says to imagine that you are a mountain, standing tall as you raise your arms above your head, while you feel connected to the ground. And there is an illustration of children standing tall and strong like mountains.
Another activity says to draw different emotion faces on paper, and then hide the papers around the house, and have a hide-and-seek game with your friends. When you find one of the emotions, you can tell about a time you felt that emotion and how you dealt with it or how you loved it.

I love how imaginative and different all the activities are! They really use creative ways to get a child to listen and be still. I love the meditations about analyzing your own feelings and finding ways to ask for help if you need it. It’s just right for kids, and speaks to them on their level while guiding them to understand themselves. There are so many good messages about peace, compassion, and happiness in this book!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. All the opinions stated here are my own true thoughts, and are not influenced by anyone.

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