5 Easy Relaxation Activities for Kids
Anyone who has spent any considerable amount
of time around kids knows they have a seemingly never-ending supply of high
powered energy. This can be great whenever they're doing activities like
playing sports or riding a bike. However, when a rainy day comes along, or
whenever it's time to utter the one word that seemingly unlocks an extra
reservoir of energy, bedtime, it can be cumbersome to try and get them to
settle down and relax.
Never fear, though, here are five easy activities you can do
with your kids to help them relax and wind-down whenever they don't have
wide-open spaces to burn off all of their excess energy.
1. Have them Take a Bath
Baths have been a
source of relaxation for centuries. Something is soothing about running water
and calming aromas that melts all stress and anxiety away. If your kid is all
wound-up, anxious and needs a way to release their energy to calm down,
drawing a warm bath with aromatic bubbles is a great way to soothe their
Including a bath in your child's nightly bedtime ritual will allow them
to decompress and get a better night's sleep. Add a cool kids bath bomb and you are sure to have a winning combination!
2. Practicing Breathing
Another excellent way
to teach a child how to relax is to teach them how to practice breathing. It
may sound simple since breathing is a simple act that we do every day, but
teaching your child to stop and focus on deep breathing can have
meditative properties that will help them calm down and focus on relaxing. Having your kid practice breathing is also a great seg-way into teaching your
kids about the importance of mindfulness. Whenever it comes to mindfulness,
there is no better activity than yoga.
3. Yoga for Kids
Yoga for kids has a
ton of benefits and is a high relaxation activity for kids. It will help them
understand the importance of stretching, it will allow them to work on enhanced
mindfulness, and it may help soothe any stress or anxieties the child may
Numerous different poses are appropriate for children, and all of them
are great ways to incorporate a little bit of exercise into your relaxation
routine, whether it's before bed or early in the morning.
activity that kids will love is painting and other DIY crafts. Painting can help enhance relaxation
through the use of concentrating their focus on painting specific designs. If
you can get your child to focus all of their attention on painting a specific
object or design, you will find that instead of their energy being directed
outward, it will be directed into their work.
Not to mention, you can also base
activities around painting figures that can turn it into a calming game for
5. Read a Book
The last relaxation activity for kids is reading a book. Whether you're the person
reading the book or if the child is reading the book on their own, there are
tons of different advantages from allowing kids to read, including a better
imagination, faster understanding of language, and word association.
If you can
incorporate reading as a relaxation routine early in your child's life, they
will reap benefits well into the future as they blossom into adulthood. It's also a great way for children to unwind.
There are tons of activities and ideas out there to help your children relax, especially if they are cooped up indoors. We hope some of these activities will help in that venture. As always, we hope you will share your experiences with any of these activities or share some of your own ideas!
Have a great day!