I feel that it’s really important to introduce mindfulness to kids and use it in daily life. One easy way to do that is to have some suitable mindfulness quotes for kids around the home. These could be anything from wall posters or love notes that you add to their lunchbox. Any way you can find to sneak a bit of positivity into their day.

I’m also a fan of adding mindful moments into their daily lives. It’s a great way to build mental health from conscious breathing to meditation and yoga. Each one is a powerful tool that is easy to add to our daily routine. 

I imagine you already have some favorite quotes, possibly from the likes of Thích Nhất Hạnh, Oprah Winfrey or Maya Angelou and, of course, sharing these with your kids is a great idea. But sometimes they need something more childlike to resonate with such as Dr Seuss or from favorite movies and musicians.

There are some quotes below to get you started and there is a mindfulness quotes for kids colouring page printable in the free resource library (sign up at the bottom of the post). 

But you might be wondering how teaching children mindful quotes actually works, and what else you can do to help grow their emotional intelligence.

10 year old Asian girl wearing a white t-shirt with polka dots and brown dungarees doing a heart sign with her hands

Introducing mindfulness practice to your kids

With today’s rush about lifestyle, it can be difficult to catch our breath, adults as well as kids, so teaching your kids a few was to a calm mind will have a positive impact. 

Deep breaths 

The first step is just breathing. Sounds simple, but it’s something most people never do. Just sit still and focus on breathing in and out. It could be for 10 deep breaths or for 2 minutes. Remind your child just to think about the air moving in and out. When you have finished, ask them how they feel. Do they have more inner peace and calm?

Little moments

This is when you take a moment or two to pay attention to the little thing. Whether that be stopping to watch a bee collecting nectar or watching the rain run down the window, or focusing on the colours in the bubbles as the kids are in the bath. Just getting into the habit of slowing down and noticing what is happening in the actual moment will plant the seed of mindfulness.

Acts of kindness

This doesn’t have to be a big sweeping gesture, absolutely nothing wrong with those, but the tiny things matter too. It could be anything from holding the door for someone, sharing a toy, picking up a piece of rubbish or even just sharing a smile. Lead by example and your kids will start to practise compassion without a ‘lesson’.

Mindfulness meditation

There are lots of these available, like the one below. Also check any meditation apps you might have to see if it includes meditations aimed at kids, short and easy to listen to. You can set a time each day to make it part of your routine or have meditations available in their reading nook. Learn how to set one up in the Wonder Mom Success Club.

Talking about words of wisdom

Start by sharing a quote that you love and why you love it and what it means to you. For younger children, asking what mindfulness means to them is too abstract, but as they get to junior or high school, you can have some great deep conversations. With the little ones, keep it to things mentioned about present-moment awareness and looking for beauty in ordinary things. Even these simple steps, when viewed through the curious eyes of a child, will be natural mini lessons and skills that they can carry on to adulthood.

sharing mindfulness quotes for kids with tips on how to do that like sharing small gifts. The image shows two children's hands, one passing a paper heart to the other

What to do with the mindfulness quotes for kids’ cards/printables

The printable are colouring pages, so colour them in and talk about what the words mean. Maybe one or two of the posters resonate with your child more than the others. Start a conversation about why they like it but remember they might not be able to articulate why, and that’s ok.

You can also encourage the kids to make their own poster with one of the quotes on the cards on this page, or maybe one they have of their own. It could be something a favourite pop star has said or a movie quote. You could turn this into a family project and have everyone making a quote poster.

Favorite mindfulness quotes for kids

These are included in the printable in the free library below, but feel free to share your favourite on social. media (don’t foget to tag me, I’m jojoebi pretty much everywhere!)

If you’re lucky enough to be different, never change

a text quote cards with the word - If you're lucky enough to be different, never change

Every star shines a little differently

a text quote card with the words -Every star shines a little differently

To be a hero, you must choose the right path

a text quote card with the words - To be a hero, you must choose the right path

Every piece of you is unique and special

a text quote card with the words - Every piece of you is unique and special

Life will take you to amazing places if you have the courage to try

a text quote card with the words - Life will take you to amazing places if you have the courage to try

You are the narrator of your next marvellous adventure

a text quote card with the words - You are the narrator of your next great adventure

The theme of your story is up to you. Make it an epic adventure.

a text quote card with the words - The theme of your story is up to you. Make it an epic adventure.

You have the power to change the world one accurate word at a time.

a text quote card with the words - You have the power to change the world one nice word at a time.

You are glitter and rainbows. Never lose your sparkle.

a text quote card with the words - You are glitter and rainbows. Never lose your sparkle.

Doing the right thing takes bravery. Be brave.

a text quote card with the words - Doing the right thing takes bravery. Be brave.

Yes, it’s hard, but it’s worth it.

a text quote card with the words - Yes, it's hard, but it's worth it.

Every day is a fresh opportunity to learn something new and exciting.

a text quote card with the words - Every day is a fresh opportunity to learn something new and exciting.

Wrap Up

Teaching mindfulness to kids can fit easily into everyday life, whether it be taking 5 minutes to look at flowers in the garden or taking some deep breaths before going to bed. It is good not only for the kids but for the state of mind for mom too. And if you struggle to focus on the current moment, then this is a great way to bring it back into your daily practice too.

If you think you are going to forget, then set a reminder on your phone or add it to the daily routine chart. By far, the easiest is adding it to the bedtime routine, plus it’s a great way to help kids settle for the night.

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