Age: 4 years and up.
Benefits: Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh created this simple meditation for children--families' favorite. Clear instructions and a song with score activity. Provides energetic children a way to quiet down their bodies and minds by holding a pebble and thinking of what it might stand for. Practicing pebble meditation can help relieve stress, increase concentration, nourish gratitude, and help children deal with difficult emotions.
My Story: My daughter loves rocks, and this was a great way to slow down the active girl and focus on a fun way to meditate. The rock and mineral collection kit introduce geology as an artistic and scientific activity with meteorite, real shark teeth fossils, arrowheads, crystals, gemstones, and a treasure hunt ID sheet.
Warning: Don't let the little kids put the pieces in the mouth—clean up after playing.