Take a Rocket Breath and Feel Determined

Take a Rocket breath and feel determined. Rocket Ship Breaths will launch us into relaxation! Rocket Ship Breaths is a fun activity which includes using our body, deep breathing, sound and our imaginations to feel calm and determined.

Blasting Off! 3, 2, 1.
With my Breath I’ll Reach the Sun.

My Book of Breaths

You can support this activity with the Rocket Breaths printable Kit and My Book of Breaths there are also creative and playful Rocket themed activity ideas including a free mindful colouring page at the end of the post.

{Related Page: Playful Breathing Activities for Kids}

Take a rocket breath and feel determined

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What is Determination?

Determination is a quality that helps you keep working towards your goals, even when things get tough. It means that you are willing to put in time and effort to achieve what you want, and that you don’t give up easily.

For example, imagine you are trying to learn how to ride a bike. At first, it might be really hard and you might fall down a lot. But if you are determined, you will keep practicing, even when it feels frustrating or scary. Over time, you will get better and better, until you can ride your bike without any help.

Being determined can help you in lots of different areas of your life, like school, sports, or learning a new skill. It’s important to remember that it’s okay to make mistakes or struggle along the way – what matters is that you keep trying and keep working towards your goals.

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I am Determined racket Breaths Affirmation

Why is the Being Determined an Important Strength for Kids?

Determination is an essential quality in children as it helps them to achieve their goals and overcome challenges they may face in life. When children are determined, they are more likely to persist through difficult situations and not give up easily.

Children who possess the strength of determination tend to be more confident and have a positive attitude towards challenges. They are able to set achievable goals for themselves and work towards achieving them, which leads to a sense of accomplishment and pride.

How to Teach a Determination

Here are 3 ways you can teach children determination:

  1. Set goals: Encourage your children to set goals for themselves, whether it’s learning a new skill or achieving good grades in school. Help them break down their goals into smaller, achievable steps so they can track their progress.
  2. Be a role model: Children often learn by example, so it’s important to model determination and perseverance yourself. Share your own stories of overcoming challenges and setbacks, and let them see you working hard to achieve your own goals.
  3. Celebrate successes: When your children achieve their goals, celebrate their success and acknowledge their hard work and determination. This will help them feel proud of their accomplishments and motivated to continue striving for success.

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Rocket Ship Breaths will launch us into relaxation!

So, What are Rocket Breaths?

Mindfulness and Determination

Teaching mindfulness and determination to kids is an excellent way to help them build emotional resilience and develop a positive mindset. Mindfulness refers to the practice of being present and fully engaged in the moment, while determination is the quality of staying committed to a goal, even when faced with obstacles.

One way to teach mindfulness to kids is to encourage them to focus on their breath. You might also like: Racetrack Breaths {Lazy 8 Breathing}

How to Take a Rocket Breath

Ready to Take a Rocket Breath and Feel Determined? Let’s go!

Optional Resources:

  • Use the accompanying Rocket Breaths Kit
  • Free Mindful Colouring Page (see bottom of post)
  • Rocket Breaths positive affirmation, “I am Determined as a Rocket Ship” and poem (which is above and in My Book of Breaths)

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Rocket Breaths mindful printable for Kids


Step 1 – Introduce:

“We are going to practice deep breathing and launching ourselves into space like a rocket.” Share the Rocket breaths rhyme.

Step 2 – Spark the Imagination:

“Imagine that you are a strong and sturdy rocket, you have a space mission to visit a new planet. You feel determined to complete your mission and know that you won’t give up”

Step 3 – Show:

Optional: Display the Rocket breaths poster and then explain the Rocket breaths activity.

“I’ll show you how we will begin, everyone stand up nice and straight, bring your hands together above your heads, like this. This is us getting ready for the take off. I’m going to count to five and when I get to five, we will breath in and blast off using our exhale. We can make a whooshing sound during the take off and even circle around the room (if you have space)”

Step 4 – Lead:

“Now lets try this all together. Everyone stand up straight, we are on a space mission to find a new planet.

We are determined and will not give up on our mission to find the planet Relaxonia.

Arms above our heads and hands pressed together. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Inhale through our noses and blast off, exhale with a whooshing sound.

When you have finished your mission land backdown seated safely with crossed legs.”

Step 5 – Reflect:

Invite children to describe how they feel afterwards and ask them what they noticed in their bodies? How did it feel to be a determined rocket?

You can then follow this breathing activity with the free colouring page or one of the other creative activities listed at the end of the post.

Rocket Free Printable Calming

Fun Rocket Themed Creative Ideas to Extend the Rocket Breathing Activity:

Engaging in creative activities can help children to express their feelings, reduce stress, and build resilience. Here are some crafts that can help children to link their rocket breaths activity to creativity:

1 – Make Rocket Firework Straws

This craft is so much fun! You know when you get fastfood and the straws have a wrapper? Do you enjoyed shooting the wrapper off? Well this is the craft version of that! Enjoy!

Make Firework Rocket Straws: Breathing Activity Craft for Kids

2 – Launch a Rocket

We have a rocket which is launched by a pump. You jump on it and the rocket goes flying into the air. It is great and really easy to use. I also love doing the baking soda rocket. Have you tried it?

however you decide to launch your rocket, practice those rocket breaths alongside and enjoy!

3 – Try Some Mindful Rocket Coloring

Print off my free Rocket Colouring Page, grab some colouring pencils and set up a colouring station for your child.

This Rocket breathing activity can be a helpful tool for kids to develop the strength of determination and notice when they could take a rocket breath and feel determined. I hope you enjoy trying it out. Take care – Emma x

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