Mindful Little Breathing Cards


A set of 18 mindful breathing exercises for kids

Best for ages: 3+

To help with: Calming & relaxation; emotion regulation; sleep; managing anxiety; introducing mindfulness

If your child struggles with big emotions like anger, frustration, disappointment or anxiety, these cards are for you! Print them out, pop them onto a ring and keep them in your calm down space at home or in the classroom for easy access.

This is a printable PDF. No physical item will be sent to you. 


This set of 18 mindful breathing exercises for kids will help your child learn to regulate their emotions and calm down.

Mindful breathing helps to regulate the nervous system. It switches off the stress response and lets the brain know that we are not in danger. It is a powerful strategy for helping kids calm down and manage big feelings.

In fact, mindful breathing for kids is a great place to start your child’s mindfulness journey. Children as young as 2-3 can master mindful breathing techniques with a little practice and guidance.  Each of these activities is fun, quick and effective. They provide children with different visual cues and other sensory feedback to help them focus, understand and master the breathing techniques.

Exercises include:

  • Dragon breathing
  • Hot chocolate breathing
  • Bumblebee breathing
  • Pretzel breathing
  • Cool down the pizza
  • And more…

How do I use this product?

The cards are designed to be small enough that they can be kept in a calm down box or kit at home or school, or carried around in a handbag or backpack to be used on the go. In fact, many of the activities can be done discreetly and no one needs to know what your child is doing. 

To get the most out of your mindful breathing exercises, simply print them out, punch a hole in the corner of each card and place them on a ring. Now your child can flip through the exercises to find the one they need. Next, watch on as your child learns to gain control of their big emotions and behaviours and begins to feel calmer and more confident before your very eyes!

This is a printable product. You will receive a PDF file after payment is made.

6 reviews for Mindful Little Breathing Cards

  1. Marian (verified owner)

    These breathing cards are perfect! I have them laminated and me and my girls do them together. Not only is it super helpful for them, but for me too! We do a new one each night and they both get so excited for them. Such a practical tool!!!

    My daughter, who is 6, has a hard time falling asleep. But now we can use these breathing cards to help relax her and calm her before bed. Super helpful!

  2. Ozge Simsek (verified owner)

  3. Lea (verified owner)

    There were very easy to download, print and cut, and the kids love them 🙂

  4. Wendy (verified owner)

    I love the variety of simple breathing techniques most of which are ideal for Kindy age that I work with.

  5. Colleen Flaws (verified owner)

  6. Sarah (verified owner)

    Breathing is a simple yet powerful tool. What a fun resource!

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