Mindfulness - (PDF version)
Ice breaker - 15 minutes
You will need a packet of raisins (one raisin per student)
Give each student a raisin, they’re not supposed to eat it YET. As you give the following instructions, you can write any suggested vocabulary on the board.
The following is a modified mindfulness exercise:
Pick the raisin in the palm of your hand. Look at it. Examine it. Describe the raisin (to each other or individually) What does it look like? What colour is it? How would you describe the texture?
Now, feel the raisin in the palm of your hand. What does it feel like against your skin? Pick it up with your other hand. What does it feel like in your fingers? Is it slimy? Rough? Smooth? Soft? Hard? Squeeze it softly. What do you feel? Smell the raisin. Describe how it smells. Put the raisin in your mouth, b