A mindfulness rainbow walk is a great way to get your body in motion to help rest your mind.
The instructions are very simple:
- Take a walk and look for something red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- Keep going through the colours, in order, until the end of your walk.
Some suggestions to help you as your guide your children through this exercise:
- Bring your phone, IPad or tablet, so that you can photograph so that you and the children can discuss what they saw when you are back from the walk.
- If you are walking with older children that may have their own phones, you can have them take their own photos as they notice each colour and even use notes to jot down how they are feeling when they see the colours.
- Upon returning from your walk, you can have a table talk discussion and make notes on the photos you have taken.
Ideas you can discuss with the children:
- Who noticed the most flowers in the group?
- Who noticed the most cars?
- Who noticed the most items of the same colour?
This mindfulness exercise is really about being present to your surroundings and moving through with purpose.
If you have older children in your backyard camp you can have them journal what they saw during the walk.