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How to Play Quiet Ball

Quiet Ball is a perfect mindfulness game to help bring the energy level down when working with a group of kids.

It is also a great game for building mindfulness and teamwork as everyone must work together.

Find your Free Yoga Games Guide below and get ready to follow along and play!

Quiet Ball is also found in our new bestselling book, Go Go Yoga  for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities for Children.

Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Games & Activities Includes:

  • Over 150 yoga games, activities, poses, and challenges broken into categories and easily modified
  • Detailed descriptions for all activities including suggested age groups, needed props, ideal group size, and leader notes
  • Suggestions for organizing engaging kids yoga classes and incorporating games
  • Benefits children can receive from yoga, games, teamwork, and mindfulness
  • Characteristics of age groups and the types of games that best fit each level of maturity
  • Ways to incorporate challenges for older kids
  • Teaching tips for tweens and teens
  • Breathing exercises for relaxation, mindfulness, and stress reduction
  • Secrets to successfully teach yoga to children
  • Ideas for yoga-inspired crafts that can be used both inside and outside of class
  • Ways to incorporate yoga into family time
  • Game and yoga pose illustrations
  • Downloadable yoga pose memory game
  • Available in hard copy and e-book.

How to Play Quiet Ball: A Mindfulness Game for Children:

Number of Players: 4+

Materials: Small ball (or other seasonal type balls; beach ball, soccer ball, etc)

Recommended Ages: 5 and up

How to play 

  • Have the children sit in a circle. Depending on the ages of the kids, determines how far away everyone sits. The younger the ages, the closer they sit together.
  • One child gets to toss the ball to anyone they wish as long as that person is quiet and paying attention.
  • The ball is continually passed around the circle with each person making eye contact to the person they will pass it to.
  • The ball cannot be passed to someone who is not paying attention because they will may not to catch it.
  • See how long you can keep the ball going without it being dropped.

Leader Notes:

  • If I am playing this game at school, I would allow the children to sit on top of their desks or tables. How often do they get to do that? That alone ups the fun factor for sure!
  • To sometimes change the game up, I  also have the class count aloud to see how many times we can catch it in a row without dropping the ball.

This doesn’t necessarily keep the game quiet, but it does provide a change in pace and definitely keeps everyone paying attention.

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