Boris gazes at the Robin outside his window... Dave and Boris discuss the importance of taking time to wonder at nature and the beauty around us. Living in a state of wonder and gratefulness helps expand our hearts. In this lesson children will learn about the basics of mindfulness and how it contributes to mental clarity.
Materials Required: pencil and paper
Age Group: Late Elementary/KS2
This lesson cross references the SEL Core Competency: 'Self-Management' from the CASEL 5.
This lesson cross-references with M 1. from the ASCA Mindset and Behavior Standards.
MW1 : Mental Wellbeing : that mental wellbeing is a normal part of daily life, in the same way as physical health.
MW5 : Mental Wellbeing - the benefits of time outdoors on mental wellbeing and happiness.
Wonder and worship are deeply linked. Anything that creates wonder in our hearts deepens our capacity for worship. When we hear a word of God we are cut to the heart which leads us to wonder and worship. Psalm 19 tells us that creation and nature are like the words from the heart of God. “The skies declare the glory of God.” The nature around us brings us to mediate in our hearts on the ultimate Creator.
Additional Scriptures: Exodus 15:11, Psalm 19, Malachi 2:5