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Free loving kindness exercise for children

8:34 pm 4 November 2020 Jose-Fernandez 0 Comments

This free loving kindness exercise for children is designed to promote all 5 of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Exercise: I’m sending love into my world

1. Using 3 to 5 big breaths, have the child blow up an imaginary balloon that’s shaped like a heart. By blowing into their hands and allowing their hands to slowly expand with the blowing up of the imaginary balloon.

2. Have the children speak into the balloon to fill it with loving energy. For example, “I love my mum. And I love my dad, I love my brother. I love my sister. I love my friends, I love my pets.”

3. Once the balloon is full of loving energy, have the children affirm that they are sending that love out into our world. For example, “I’m sending my loving heart out into my world”. Or “I’m sending my loving energy to the people in my heart”.

This free loving kindness exercise for children will promote all 5 of the EYLF Learning outcomes

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity. As a result of cultivating loving kindness
  2. Are connected with and contribute to their world. As a result of feeling connected to love ones and contributing positive energy into the world.
  3. Have a strong sense of wellbeing. As a result of cultivating loving kindness.
  4. Are confident and involved learners. As a result of developing imagination; creativity; the mind’s eye; ability to follow instructions.
  5. Effective communicators, as a result of cultivating ways of expressing their feelings.

This free loving kindness exercise for children is designed to promote all 5 of the Early Years Learning Framework.

Exercise: I’m sending love into my world

1. Using 3 to 5 big breaths, have the child blow up an imaginary balloon that’s shaped like a heart. By blowing into their hands and allowing their hands to slowly expand with the blowing up of the imaginary balloon.

2. Have the children speak into the balloon to fill it with loving energy. For example, “I love my mum. And I love my dad, I love my brother. I love my sister. I love my friends, I love my pets.”

3. Once the balloon is full of loving energy, have the children affirm that they are sending that love out into our world. For example, “I’m sending my loving heart out into my world”. Or “I’m sending my loving energy to the people in my heart”.

This free loving kindness exercise for children will promote all 5 of the EYLF Learning outcomes

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity. As a result of cultivating loving kindness
  2. Are connected with and contribute to their world. As a result of feeling connected to love ones and contributing positive energy into the world.
  3. Have a strong sense of wellbeing. As a result of cultivating loving kindness.
  4. Are confident and involved learners. As a result of developing imagination; creativity; the mind’s eye; ability to follow instructions.
  5. Effective communicators, as a result of cultivating ways of expressing their feelings.


Created by Elizabeth Mulhane

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