Pebble Meditation Practice: Ages 9-12

A simple introduction to mindfulness and meditation for kids

Let’s connect with our breath and calm our minds using this simple Pebble Meditation practice. We will learn about the benefits of mindful breathing, use drawing and hands-on exercises to practice meditation, and craft a little bag to keep our meditation pebbles in.

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Pebble Meditation Practice: Ages 9-12
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1 Your Guide

Jenn Dextras Tyler Learn more about me

Hello and Bonjour! My name is Jenn. I speak English and French, and have been lucky enough to teach in both languages for over 20 years, from one coast of Canada to the other! I’ve been an elementary school teacher, a home learning parent to my two kiddos, and even drove a huge classroom on wheels (the COW bus!) to teach preschoolers about Science. As a certified Yoga instructor with a background in dance, movement and theater, I believe we are meant to move our bodies in different ways, every day! I am also a student of breathing and meditation, and love to help kids find their own path to mindfulness. My family and I live on Vancouver Island, where we spend lots of time at the beach, hiking and camping. Being outdoors helps me tune in with nature, calm my mind and learn about all the living things around me. When I’m not traveling or teaching, you can find me curled up with a good book or covered in dirt in my garden!

Fun Fact: If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be a librarian! I love children’s books, especially reading them aloud with different voices and accents.

2 Materials Needed

4 pebbles (that fit comfortably in the palm of your hand), blank paper and a pencil, coloured pencils or markers, a piece of fabric cut into an 8in diameter circle (see template in pre-activity resources), yarn or string, a needle with a hole large enough for your chosen string, and scissors. *Note: grown-up assistance (cutting fabric, threading a needle) may be helpful.

3 Learning Focus

  • Critical & reflective thinking
  • Personal awareness & responsibility
  • Positive personal identity & culture

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Single A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 9 - 12

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

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I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.