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MINDFULNESS



LYRIC LEARNING LESSON

“LIVING IN THE MOMENT”


STEP ONE

Read the following phrases. Have your students read each phrase and think about what message the words of this song are conveying. Conduct a class discussion about their thoughts.


we lay all these traps

We just wanna be free

worry about all things

living in the moment

peace in my mind

I’m already home

letting myself off the hook

can be the same for everyone

easy and breezy

can’t walk through life facing backwards

was denied the future

turn around and hurt no more

got peace in my soul


STEP TWO

Play the Song


STEP THREE

Intro the concept of Mindfulness and discuss the following definition. How does it relate to the lyrics of the song?


Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to thoughts, physical sensations, and the environment without constantly feeling the need to judge what's happening or to make it other than it is.


STEP FOUR

Make a Mindfulness Mural

Students will create a picture representing when they experience one of the following:



Peace of mind

Living in the moment

Letting myself off the hook

Being Easy and Breezy

Hurting no more

Feeling free

Having no worries

Decreasing stress

(Feel free to add)


Students can also write a poem, a story, a rap/song.

Additional resources:

https://blissfulkids.com/

https://www.gonoodle.com/

https://annakaharris.com/mindfulness-for-children/





















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