For this mindful minute, I show my children time-lapse video of flowers blooming. This imagery will serve as the inspiration for our imagination:
I tell the children:
“We are going to imagine we have flowers in our hearts. They are opening and blooming and becoming large and beautiful”
After a minute or so of quiet sitting, I share my experience with the meditation:
“I felt like my heart was so big and beautiful!”
Each child then has an opportunity to share how they felt or what they imagined during the mindful minute.