Here we are at the tail end of winter, and it’s finally acting like it! We’re in the middle of a monster snowstorm here in the Northeast US, so I thought a little hot chocolate might be in order. Try this Mindful Moment with your little ones!
Imagine you’re holding a cup of hot chocolate in your hands. It’s much too hot to take a sip, so you need to blow on it to cool it off.
Bring your cup up close to you, take a long breath in, and slooowly blow the air out, to cool off your hot chocolate.
Take another long breath in, and slowly blow the air out.
Now take a tiny little sip of your hot chocolate, and say “Mmmmm…!”
Make the “mmm” sound last as long as you can.
Try it again! Take a tiny little sip and say, “Mmmmmm…”
Put your hot chocolate down, take a long breath in, and let the air all the way out. Aaahhh…
(Of course, it doesn’t have to be hot chocolate, let your child decide…I know lots of little kids who love to pretend they’re drinking coffee or tea, just like the grownups!)