Unwind the Mind KS1 Activity Mats - Item 650 - Elsa Support

Unwind the Mind KS1 Activity Mats – Item 650


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These are our unwind the mind KS1 activity mats. We have some already for KS2 which you can find here.

These mats are a combination of working on the particular topic – e.g. Find ways to be mindful activities through refocusing attention. There are puzzles, mindful colouring, drawing, creating patterns and a little writing.

These are set for A3 printing so please ensure you do print them this size. These are to help little children with their colouring and drawing.

These unwind the mind KS1 activity mats are perfect for

  • Ending your session
  • Beginning your session
  • Morning routine whole class activity
  • When things are winding down at the end of term
  • Calming corners
  • Homework
  • Transition times
  • Any stressful situations

We have the following 10 mats along with answer sheets where needed

  • Find ways to be kind
  • Find your happy feeling
  • Find your calm feeling
  • Find ways to be brave
  • Be caring to yourself
  • Find ways to be friendly
  • Be caring to yourself
  • Be proud of you
  • Find ways to be mindful
  • Getting enough sleep

Benefits of unwind the mind mats

Both puzzles and mindful colouring are calming activities that can help children relax and unwind after a busy day or during stressful times. Engaging in these activities encourages deep breathing and fosters a sense of peace and tranquillity.

Solving puzzles and colouring mindfully can act as effective stress-relief techniques for children. By focusing their attention on the task at hand, children can temporarily shift their focus away from worries and anxieties, promoting a sense of calmness and emotional well-being.

Puzzles and mindful colouring require children to concentrate and pay attention to details, which can help improve their concentration and focus over time. These activities encourage children to stay engaged in the present moment, enhancing their ability to sustain attention and ignore distractions.

Puzzles can provide children with opportunities to exercise their problem-solving skills and critical thinking abilities. By deciphering clues, finding patterns, and making logical deductions, children can develop important cognitive skills that are essential for academic success.

Mindful colouring allows children to express themselves creatively and explore their imagination through colours and designs. It provides a non-verbal outlet for self-expression, allowing children to convey their emotions and feelings in a safe and therapeutic manner.

Successfully completing puzzles and creating beautiful artwork through mindful colouring can boost children’s self-esteem and confidence. Accomplishing challenging tasks and seeing tangible results can instil a sense of pride and accomplishment in children, reinforcing their belief in their abilities.

There are lots more benefits to these activity mats.

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