Learning the Power of Mindfulness

The earlier kids can learn to take care of their mental wellness, the better.

About the Activities

Middle school and high school can be some of the most stressful times of life. Between the pressures of school, social life, and other activities, teens have a huge amount on their minds, at all times.

This three-part activity series will help kids and teens start (or continue) the important journey into social and emotional learning and understand how that contributes to positive mental health.

Grades: 6-12
Topic: Mental Health, Mindfulness
Estimated Time: 30-45 minutes

Brought to you by The Allstate Foundation and Ohio State University Extension

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Shop 4-H Curriculum and Products

Shop 4-H offers university-backed curriculum, educational kits, products and supplies to expand support your mindfulness practices.

Your Thoughts Matter Curriculum from Shop 4-H

Your Thougths Matter Curriculum

Grades: 7-12

Learn about mental health and how people are affected by related issues like anxiety and depression with the Your Thoughts Matter workbook.



Shop 4-H Canvas Backpack

Canvas Backpack

This classic, rustic backpack adds a touch of retro style to any look.



Mindful Me curriculum from Shop 4-H

Mindful Me Curriculum

Grades: Pre-K-3


Mindful Me: A 4-H Primary Mindfulness Curriculum, introduces cloverbud youth members to basic concepts in mindfulness practices.


4-H Fidget Popper

4-H Fidget Popper

This 4-H branded silicone fidget bubble popper is a great sensory toy for youth and adults.


Mindful Mechanics curriculum from Shop 4-H

Mindful Mechanics Curriculum

Grades: 7-12


Teens build positive relationships through expressing care and concern for others, build self-beliefs, practice self-discipline, self-control, and self-reflection.


Social Emotional Learning Toolkit from Shop 4-H

Social and Emotional Learning Toolkit

This toolkit of social and emotional learning practical strategies resources to help kids navigate stress, anxiety and mental well-being.




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