We can learn so much from nature. In this calming winter guided meditation, kids can compare the impermanence of snowflakes with problems or worries or even happy times.
Snowflakes can be light and happy, or they can change plans and create chaos. No matter which form they take, they don’t last forever.
Guided imagery can help kids develop mindfulness and the ability to calm and relax their body and mind. Meditation is extremely beneficial for kids, and these scripts from Shambala Kids are a wonderful tool to help them develop a lifelong appreciation for the power of mindfulness.
Read through this winter guided meditation script before reading it aloud to your child. Find the right pacing and keep it light. Make sure your child is comfortable, and then read it in a calm voice, pausing to let the words and feelings sink in.
Winter Guided Meditation for Kids: Dancing Snowflakes
Close your eyes, and let yourself get nice and comfortable. Let your body take a slow, deep breath that fills up your belly. When you exhale, let go of any worries and blow them far, far away.
Let yourself be still and sink into your imagination.
Now, allow every part of your body to become very loose and relaxed. Just let all your muscles relax and become very lazy and limp.
I’m going to count down from 5 to 1. When we get to 1, your whole body will feel deeply relaxed.
5 – You’re starting to feel the relaxation wash over your body
4 – Your legs are starting to feel heavy… your arms, too
3 – Heavier and heavier, and more relaxed and comfortable….
2 – More and more relaxed with each number you hear
1 – Now your whole body is very relaxed and still…
Now that you are completely relaxed in your mind and body, picture yourself all bundled up and standing outside on a beautiful snowy day. Your clothes are thick and warm, so you’re perfectly cozy. A scarf around your neck and knitted hat upon your head keep you feeling nice and toasty.
As you lift your face to the sky, you notice tiny dancing snowflakes falling all around you. They look so beautiful and magical! They gently land on your nose and stick to your eyelashes. They make you laugh as you hold out your arms and spin slowly around in this light flurry of a winter wonderland.
Each beautiful and unique snowflake is a shiny, tiny pure reminder of all the good you have in your life. They remind you of all the positivity and happiness you have every day. All you have to do is open your eyes and see those bits of positivity everywhere!
Notice how each tiny snowflake comes from a place we can’t even see. But as they come closer, we can see how beautiful each one is.
The snowflakes – each one so tiny – begin to gently pile up around you now.
You laugh and gather up some bright snow and toss it all around. As you do that, you feel so thankful for all the blessings you have in your life: for the people who love you and care for you, for the happy things that happen every day, and even for the things that may challenge you a bit more but help you grow into the person you are becoming.
Notice how happy you feel in your heart as the snowflakes tumble down all around you.
Snowflakes come and go. You can enjoy and appreciate them, even though you can’t hold one in your hand for very long.
Sometimes you have worries or problems, and they can be like those fleeting snowflakes, too. We can remember that those worries can melt away and they don’t last forever either.
All you have to do is look for the happy memories, and you will find them everywhere. And that love can make your heart feel warm, even during the coldest of times. How special it makes us feel that we are so loved!
When you’re ready, you can open your eyes now and give your body a nice big stretch. You’ve done an amazing job on our journey together.
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