Guided meditation has so many benefits for kids. Using a meditation script is a relaxing and spacious way to encourage mindfulness with your child. From full body relaxation exercises to fun adventures like a magic carpet ride, your child will this special bonding time with you.
Guided Meditation for Kids
Meditation is one of the best mindfulness tools you can equip your child with. Not only does it help kids on a big picture level when it comes to managing stress and anxiety, it has some benefits that help you, too. A July 2021 study found that elementary school kids who practiced mindfulness training slept an average of 74 extra minutes a night.
Our guided meditation scripts for kids have been a much loved part of Green Child for 10 years now. These scripts help kids and teens to improve self-esteem, relieve stress and anxiety, manage anger, and develop an overall positive mental attitude at school and at home.
You can find our ever-growing library of guided meditation and guided imagery scripts for kids all in one place. These calming meditations are written exclusively for Green Child readers by Mellisa Dormoy of Shambala Kids. (They are not available for recording or republishing.)
When you subscribe below, you’ll get full access to the library where you can browse the topics to see which guided meditations will most benefit your child.
Choose a relaxation script and then read it to yourself to find the rhythm before you read it to your child. Once you’re ready and your child is relaxed, simply read in a calm voice, pausing to let the words and feelings sink in.
Links to Sample Meditation Scripts
Here you’ll find some examples of the different types of relaxation scripts you can choose from when you have access to the full library of 40+ scripts.
Watch how your child relaxes and engages their imagination while they enjoy these relaxing scenes. The more often you read these scripts, the more easily your child will relax and concentrate.
Meditation works as a stress management tool by switching off the fight or flight response to stress and allowing the body to switch on the relaxation response. When children meditate, they become less reactive to stress.Dr. Alina Olteanu
How to use a guided meditation script with your child
Many parents use these scripts at bedtime to help their child fall asleep peacefully. We always get a few emails saying, “My kid was asleep before we even finished the breathing part!”
Other scripts are more suited to morning readings to help them start their day off calmly and confidently. As you browse through the library, you’ll get an idea of which ones are best for your child. Then…
- Choose a script. Read it to yourself first to find the rhythm.
- Make sure your child is comfortable, relaxed, and calm.
- Choose a time when you have your child’s attention and they are open to a new experience.
- Find a place free from distractions or loud noises.
- Read the script to your child in a calm, soothing voice, pausing often. Notice how your child relaxes and engages.
- If your child is still awake when you’ve finished, allow them to reflect and share their thoughts with you.
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