May 1, 2017
Unicorns are everywhere lately, don’t you think?Books, movies, stickers, hairstyles, even coffee drinks! It’s probably because they’re such cool magical creatures,So Peace Out decided that it was time to featureUnicorns in this week’s relaxation story, I can’t wait! Let’s get started now, this is going to be great!
A mindfulness story suitable for children aged 5 – 7 years old.
Hello, and welcome to Peace Out. Relaxation is what we’re all about. My name’s Chanel and I’m so glad you’re here with me,Because there’s something special that I want you to see.
You’ll need to use your imagination So if you’re feeling a bit of frustration, A little upset, maybe sort of down,Close your eyes and just picture A magical, majestic, beautiful creature.
It’s a unicorn with a rainbow mane! It can fly faster than the fastest train! With its feathered wings that span so wide, Ready to fly and be our guide,
Leading us through the Calm-down Countdown nowSo please sit down and get comfy somehowClose your eyes and breathe in deepAs I count, just don’t fall asleep! 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 (keep breathing, we’re almost done),5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
Well, here we are in Unicorn Land! Pink trees, orange sky, it’s a sparkling dreamland! Let’s start by pretending to fly, Way, way, up the sky!
We’ll need to take very deep breaths in and out. Breathe in through your nose, and through your mouth, blow out. Breathe in as much as you can (and then a little bit more),Now take your time breathing out as you soar
Through the air, on the unicorn’s backPast the fluffy clouds that are a bright shade of lilac.Now, if you please, lie down on the ground or your bed,And let’s imagine to where our unicorn has led
Us and where we are. It’s nighttime now and we’re among the stars!They’re shining brightly and let’s shine too. Stretch out your arms and legs and imagine the view
That we have from up here, way up in the night skyImagine what you can see when you’re up here so high. Keep breathing in and out at your own pace, As you float around up in space.
Pretend your legs are giant unicorn wings with rainbow feathers Flying you through the warm air in this perfect spring weather. Lift up your feet so they point to the sky, (We’re going to get ready to really fly!).
Legs straight up and start to lower it down Slowly, slowly until they reach the ground. Now lift up your legs again, but this time around, Breathe in as you lift up, and out as you bring them down.
Ready? Keep your eyes closed, lift up your legs, breathe in deepAnd now lower them down and relax, like you’re asleep. Keep going at your own pace, nice and slow, Taking your time as you go.
Well done everyone, now let’s move on Our time with the unicorn is almost gone. But it has a surprise for you…what could it be?The unicorn will grant you happy wishes…three!
One for your family, one for you, Last one is for a friend, you get to choose who. Think of happy wishes for everyone, everywhere—Let’s send some positive energy out there!
Take one more breath in and out, like you’re blowing up a balloon… And wave goodbye to the unicorn…see you soon! Until next time you’re in, Peace out…and peace within!
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This episode of Peace Out was written by Chanel Tsang, that’s me!And the person in charge of sound and editing would beRob Griffiths, who also founded Bedtime FMAnd created the Story Time podcast, a true gem.
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