Mantra Card Deck
Introducing the "Mindful Little Minds" Mantra Card Deck featuring 50 positive “I Am” statements – a delightful and empowering tool designed to nurture the resilience and positivity of children.
A mantra is a positive word, sound, or phrase that can be spoken out loud or it can be repeated silently in the mind. The word "mantra" is derived from two Sanskrit words: "man," which means mind, and "tra," which means tool or instrument. Therefore, a mantra is often considered a tool for the mind. The repetitive chanting of a mantra is believed to have a profound impact on promoting focus, relaxation, and resilience.
Each card is adorned with age-appropriate, uplifting mantras making it an educational tool that encourages children to understand and internalize the power of positive thinking.
These mantras are carefully curated to:
Foster a positive mindset in children
Encourage self-expression and emotional intelligence
Enhances parent-child bonding through shared mindfulness
Promotes resilience and confidence in facing challenges
Creates a foundation for a lifetime of positive thinking
The Mantra Card Deck provides a playful and engaging way for kids to explore the transformative power of positive affirmations.
Transform your child's world with the "Mindful Little Minds" Mantra Card Deck – where positivity, mindfulness, and joy come together to nurture the beautiful minds of the future.
Our Mantra Card Deck is also translated into Spanish!
Card decks come in a protective, plastic case.
How to Use
Morning Mindfulness Classroom Routine
Begin each day with a short mindfulness session. Have a designated time where students select a mantra card and take a few moments to reflect on the message. Encourage them to think about how they can embody the mantra throughout the day.
Daily Rituals for Parent-Child Bonding
The "Mindful Little Minds" Mantra Card Deck provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to bond with their children. Create a daily ritual of selecting a card with your child, fostering a moment of mindfulness and connection. These cards can be used during morning routines, bedtime rituals, or any time a little boost of positivity is needed. Share stories, discuss the mantras, and create a positive and open dialogue about emotions and self-expression. This empowers them to navigate challenges with a resilient and optimistic mindset.
Use mantra cards during transitions between activities. When students are moving from one subject to another or transitioning from recess to class, have them draw a card and briefly discuss its meaning. This helps to create a calm and focused atmosphere.
Organize class discussions around specific mantras. Choose a mantra card that aligns with a particular theme or lesson, and encourage students to share their thoughts and experiences related to that mantra. This can promote a positive and supportive classroom culture.
Integrate mantra cards into reflective writing exercises. After drawing a card, have students write about their thoughts and feelings regarding the mantra. This can be a personal reflection or a prompt for classroom discussions about emotions and self-awareness.
Teach students how to use mantras as tools for conflict resolution. When faced with challenges or disagreements, encourage them to choose a mantra that resonates with patience, understanding, or empathy. Discuss how these mantras can be applied to resolve conflicts peacefully.
Test-Taking and Stressful Situations
Before exams or other potentially stressful situations, invite students to select a mantra card that promotes calmness and confidence. Discuss strategies for using these mantras to manage stress and anxiety, fostering a positive mindset during challenging times.
Incorporate art and creativity into the mantra practice. After drawing a card, encourage students to create artwork inspired by the mantra. This can be a drawing, painting, or even a short poem expressing their interpretation of the mantra.
“As we work to create positive, engaging classrooms for our students, we look for tools, strategies, and lessons that truly support the success of the whole child. I have students doing mudras, writing positive mantras, and doing poses when they need it to help them be their best selves. After a yoga lesson a student said, 'I feel so powerful.' - Meredith Schmechel, Educator, Dubuque, Iowa
“My daughter loves yoga and Mindfulness — whether we are doing partner poses and mantra cards, reading Challenge to Change’s Mindfulness books, or meditating together.” - Tessa Callender, Navy Recruiter, DeWitt, Iowa
“As a teacher in a Title 1 elementary school, my energy is pulled in many directions at once. Mantra meditation practices help me stay calm and focus on my tasks. For me, mantras are a crucial part of my mindfulness practice because they produce positive self-talk. My favorite mantra is ‘I am joyful.’ It reminds me to be the best version of myself even in my most challenging moments.” - Kevin Turner, Principal, Iowa
“We're taking our state testing (ISASP) this week and I love seeing my kids using their tools on their own!! I'm seeing kids sitting at their desks taking a breath, holding a mudra, reading a mantra, and stretching their bodies. The tone in my room has completely changed from years past during testing!! I can't give it up now!!” - Terri Laures, 4th Grade, Denver Elementary School, Denver, IA
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