Skills Building: Master of Mindfulness (3-5)

master of mindfulness book

Written by Roda Ahmed and Illustrated by Stasia Burrington

Pre- Reading Questions 

  1. What is mindfulness? What does it mean to you? 
  2. When have you used mindfulness before? 
  3. How can mindfulness be helpful? 
  4. What type of different mindful activities have you done?

Post- Reading Questions

  1. What did you learn from this book? 
  2. Which story from one of the students stuck out to you? Have you ever been in that situation before? 
  3. What are some new mindful activities from this book that you would like to try? 
  4. Pick one mindful activity from the book to do as a group. 

Creative Enrichment Activity: Master Your Own Mindfulness (3-5)


In the book Master of Mindfulness: How to be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress, we learned from 5th-grade students how they use mindfulness, how mindfulness has helped them in their lives, and new mindfulness activities to practice together. In this activity, you will have the choice to work together to create your own mindfulness book, like the students in this book, or create a recording of yourself leading one of the mindfulness activities shown in the Master of Mindfulness. Personal technology or the use of a computer lab will be needed for this activity.


  • iPad
  • Phone/personal technology
  • Computer lab 
  • Quiet space for recording  
  • Photocopies of the mindfulness scripts in the back of the book

Duration: 40-45 minutes (for staff: 5 pre-activity set up and 5 minute prep)

  • 5 minutes: Introduce the activity
  • 25 – 30 minutes: Create a page about when to use mindfulness (use book as an example) or create a recording of the mindful scripts
  • 5 minutes: Clean up
  • 5 minutes: Reflect and share


  1. Staff should make photocopies of the mindfulness scripts in the back of the book prior to the activity. 
  2. Introduce the activity using the book. 
  3. Students choose if they are going to create a recording of the mindful scripts or create a digital page of when to use mindfulness. 
  4. Students work on their chosen task. 
  5. Tip: use the technology that students are already familiar with (Google Slides, FlipGrid, Class Dojo, etc.) 
  6. Clean up the materials. 
  7. Reflect and share as a group.

Reflection Questions

  • Which task did you pick and why?  
  • If you created a digital page of when to use mindfulness, share your page with the group. Are there similarities and differences between your page and others? 
  • If you created a recording, how can your recording be used? How do you think it will be useful? Who will find it helpful?  
  •  How was it to create your own mindfulness activities and pages?