Zen Garden Tutorial for Kids

Zen Garden Tutorial for Kids

Make Your Own Mini Zen Garden with Kids

Discover how to make your own Mini Zen Garden. This is a perfect mindful activity for children and adults! 

A Zen Garden is a simple item to make with kids and it is absolutely loved by all ages. It is also an easy strategy to help kids relax and calm down after a busy day or stressful time. I also love how it can be used indoors at any time and doesn’t take up much space!

When I think on all the times I’ve done art activities with children, it is truly a time that has allowed for creativity, self-expression and connecting. Our hands were busy, and the creative juices were flowing.

The creativity and self-expression that shines when a child is involved in crafting and creating is important in childhood development.

Merging yoga with craft time will only expand the benefits children receive as they move their bodies and allow imaginations to flow.

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How to make your own Mini Zen Garden is included in our new bestselling book, Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities includes over 150 activities to keep kids engaged, thinking creatively, and practicing self-expression.

How to Make a Mini Zen Garden:


  • Baby plates or a container that won’t break easily
  • sand
  • rocks, crystals, melted crayon (for jewels!) or any other small item
  • wooden or plastic fork


Add sand to your container. Include rocks, or crystals. Use your rake (fork) to draw designs in the sand.

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When you become inspired through your creating your energy is lifted. Just like yoga, there are a number of benefits that come along with crafting, which is known to help kids develop fine motor skills, teaches children to follow instruction while also allowing them to express themselves, and creates bonds, whether that’s with a parent, teacher, or peer.

Exploring art with children is the perfect way to connect. This is true for all ages!

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How to Make a Bath Bomb

How to Make a Bath Bomb

It is so important to think not just about physical health, but also our emotional and mental health. This is true note only for adults, but especially the kids that we love and care about.

One easy and fun way to increase the well being of kids is through simple art and mindfulness art therapy.

In our newest book; Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities, we share our favorite kids yoga crafts and activities. These crafts and activities are perfect for home, school, camps and clubs.

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children
New Book Release! Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children

How to Make Your Very Own Bath Bomb:


•1 cup of baking soda

•1/4 cup cream of tartar

•1/2 cup of salt

•1/2 cup of cornstarch

•2 tablespoons essential oil

•1 tablespoon oil

•2 drops of food coloring

•Spray bottle full of water

How to Make:

1. Whisk one cup of baking soda, 1/4 cream of tartar, 1/2 a cup of salt, 1/2 a cup of cornstarch together in a glass or stainless-steel bowl

2. In a separate bowl measure 2 teaspoons of essential oil, 1 tablespoon of oil, and 2 drops of food coloring

3. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients while stirring

4. Spritz the mixture with a water bottle until the mixture is crumbly but holds shape

5. Fill a mold with the mixture packing as tightly as you can

6. Let the mixture set overnight before removing it from the mold

7. The bath bomb is ready for use!

The Stirring of the Bath Bomb!

Looking for more simple art and mindfulness therapy ideas you can do with kids?

Learn how to make this Super Simple Slime.

Learn how to Create Your Own Zen Garden.

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How to Make Slime at Home

How to Make Slime at Home

Who doesn’t love slime?!💚 Learn to make slime at home for kids of all ages to enjoy.🌸⠀

Learn how to make your own slimiest of slime! Our newest book Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children includes over 150 Yoga Games & Activities for Children!

Games and activities that are perfect for home, school, camps, and clubs!

Learn how to make your own slime below:

Easy to Make Slime Ingredients:

•2 bottles of school glue

•1 to 2 drops of liquid food coloring

•1/4 cup of glitter

•1 teaspoon baking soda

•2 to 3 tablespoons saline solution (like contact lens solution)

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The Kids Yoga Challenge App available on Apple and Android.

How to Make Slime at Home:

1. Pour the glue in a medium bowl and stir in food coloring and glitter

2. Add the baking soda and stir until smooth

3. Pour in 2 tablespoons of the contact lens solution and stir slowly until it begins to harden

4. Mix until a shape forms

5. Knead by hand until smooth. If it’s too slimy add another 1/2 tablespoon of contact lens solution

The Amazing Slime

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