Subject: SEL (Social-Emotional Learning)

Lesson Length: 15 - 20 mins

Topic: Mindfulness

Grade Level: 4, 5, 6

Standards / Framework:

Brief Description: Students will use a comic to guide themselves through a short mindful practice.

Know Before You Start: Students should know the definition of mindfulness and how it can impact emotional health.


  • Discuss stress.

    • What are some things might be stressful?

    • How do you cope when you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed? 

  • Explain that all it takes to recenter yourself is as easy as counting backwards from five! Let’s begin in 5...4...3...2...1


  • Print or display the sample comic. 

  • Ask students to think about how they are feeling both in their brains and in their bodies. Let them share.

  • Walk the class through each panel of the comic, practicing the mindfulness techniques in each.

  • Have students create a comic using the mindful practices shown in the sample comic.


  • Ask students to reflect on how they are feeling after these mindfulness activities.
    • Do they feel different than before they did it? How so?


  • Allow students to use the speech-to-text feature.
  • Provide visual representations of stressful situations. 

  • Display key words to describe feelings in our brains vs. body.

  • Allow students to use the voiceover feature to read their comics aloud.


  • Comic to print or display: Comic.

  • Suggested Readings:

    • Mind Bubbles by Heather Krantz. (Grades 4-5)

    • Now by Antoniette Portis. (Grades 4-6)