Mindful Activities in the Classroom – Physical Literacy

The Mindful English Classroom

MINDFUL ACTIVITIES IN THE CLASSROOM 

PHYSICAL LITERACY

Using Mindfulness to Improve Physical Literacy

What is Physical Literacy and how can we use mindfulness to improve it?
 
Physical literacy is sense awareness; being aware of the body and its sensations.  Mindful practices help students become more aware of how their physical body is feeling and what their senses are detecting.  These practices can help settle the nervous system, regulate energy and cultivate health and well-being. Students can also gain the ability to express what is happening in their bodies and surrounding and use this awareness for impulse control and emotional regulation.
 
The following are a few activities to help your students practice mindfulness focused on physical literacy.
 
Language of Sensations
 
Have students sit on the floor or comfortably in a chair.  Ask them to raise one of their hands in front of them.  Have them study their hand intently, looking…

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