Breathe its Halloween – Calming Broom Breaths, Spooky Nature Crafts and Relaxing Spells for Little Monsters.

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It’s time to breathe, its Halloween! The excitement for the Halloween celebrations are ramping up, so I thought it would be the perfect time to introduce a fun, mindful Halloween themed breathing activity called Broom Breaths.

As a family we took ourselves out to the spooky woods for some family time and to practice our Broom Breaths. In this playful session we started with Halloween Story Time, followed by Cat Claw Stretches, then we performed our Broom Breath Spell and finished with making a DIY Witches Broom.

Come join us for 4 fun Halloween mindfulness activities and free printables!

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Halloween Breathing Activity Free printable

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1 – Halloween Story Time

We started our Halloween forest adventure with a story called ‘The broom that had no Zoom’. You can download your free copy here.

The story of ‘The Broom that had no Zoom’ is a short tale of the magic in the ordinary. One day a witch finds that her magical breath can help to solve a problem.

This is a great prompt to discuss how the breath can help us to relax our bodies and calm our minds, so we can take a moment to think and solve a problem or see things in a new way.

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Halloween Kids Stretch Yoga
Halloween Stretch for Kids

2 – Spooky Stretches

Next we moved on to our Cat Claw stretches.

In the story the witches cat ‘Black Berry’ demonstrates her cat claw relaxation stretch. This stretch helps us to learn how to relax the muscles in our arms, hands and fingers and treat our bodies kindly.

This could also be a lovely activity to combine with a Cat Pose yoga stretch.

Now, Let’s Take our Halloween Stretch……

  1. Imagine you are a sleepy cat waking up from his nap.
  2. Inhale and reach both your arms up above your head…. stretch and relax as you exhale.
  3. Shake your arms out.
  4. Breathe in…. squeeze both your hands tightly…. breathe out…. relax both your hands.
  5. Shake your hands out.
  6. Inhale and stretch all your fingers out….. exhale and relax your hands.
  7. Shake your fingers out.
  8. You are as relaxed as a cat.

Witches Cat Affirmation: I am Relaxed as a Cat – Check out using affirmations with kids.

You can visit my TPT store and download the free Cat Claw stretch below.

Broom Breaths halloween Spell for Kids

3 – Broom Breath Spell

Next we made a fire for our cauldron and went about creating our Broom Breath Spell. This was really fun and my little boy even found a stick wand to help with his spell.

Breathe it’s Halloween

Broom Breaths teaches children that we all have a magical breath that can help us in our day to day lives. Just like when the witch had a problem (her broom having no zoom), we all can use our magical breaths to help us feel calm when we have a problem to deal with.

Let’s read our spell!

  1. First we hold on very tight.
  2. For we’ll be zooming into the night.
  3. Now feeling steady and feeling strong.
  4. Get ready to take a breath that’s long.
  5. Now with a big whiff through our witches nose.
  6. Imagine it reaching our curly witch toes.
  7. With air and magic going inside.
  8. Now, watch our bellies inflate and rise.
  9. Time to breathe out, with a magical zoom!.
  10. And whoosh, you fly on your magical broom!.

This breath activity helps children to develop an awareness of their magical breath. You can buy the Broom breaths poster and spell at my TPT store here.

Breathe its halloween Kids Mindfulness Activity

4 – Getting Crafty

One of our favourite parts of the day was making the witches broom. You can read the detailed blog post on how to make these simple brooms and it also includes free printable instructions!

I was actually surprised how robust our broom was and it lasted well past Halloween. We were still zooming into spring!

Halloween Nature Play DIY witches broom

The whole afternoon was a ton of fun, and my little boy had a blast on his broom.  I love that we all got out into nature and spent time together doing something creative, relaxing and fun. I hope you get inspired to head out and have some Halloween fun too! Take Care –

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