SUMMIT SESSIONS

Mindful Game for Kids: The Hungry Caterpillar

With Susan Kaiser Greenland

Learn what the Little Hungry Caterpillar can teach us about resilience and how to communicate this to kids.

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About Susan Kaiser Greenland

Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and meditation to children, teens, and families. She is the author of books The Mindful Child and Mindful Games. Susan and her husband, author Seth Greenland, founded The Inner Kids Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that taught secular mindfulness in schools and community-based programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Susan was on the clinical team of the Pediatric Pain Clinic at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, co-investigator on several UCLA research studies on the impact of mindfulness in education, and a collaborator on an investigation of mindful eating for children and caregivers.

Check out Susan's blog and her website, where you can listen and watch recordings of mindful games, guided meditations, songs, classes, and other resources for the classroom.


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14 Comments

  1. Lorraine October 20, 2019 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Good lesson, thanks!

  2. Alicia Benitez October 19, 2019 at 4:48 pm - Reply

    Interesting idea ! And I love your reflexion about to give us enough time to think and understand what we have learned!

  3. Maria Mavri October 19, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    very precisely example. I ll try it with my eight years students.Thank you so much

  4. Renata October 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Kids love this story very much. Wonderfully connected to mindfulness. Thank you.

  5. Irene Kenison October 19, 2019 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Good example of resilience and internal feedback impacting choice. Thank you.

  6. Genie Albrecht October 19, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

    What a wonderfully different and interesting concept of this much-loved story.
    Thank you for sharing this. I will share with my students.

  7. Andrew October 19, 2019 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Normally used to support science / maths, this is a very interesting way of using a children’s classic to support the concept of resilience. I wonder if other books have been used?

  8. samia fedha October 19, 2019 at 7:38 am - Reply

    That’s great ,i apreciate the hole aesthetic area caterpillar surounded ,we reflect the lightof the sun ,our bodies smell like a ground,but our non yet mature innerself has to curve deepest inside in order to grow healthy.

  9. Prince Goodluck OBI October 19, 2019 at 1:12 am - Reply

    Great Teacher indeed!Good lessen for kids and even teens and adults who need growth and development.Will need complimentary copies for your kids in Nigeria and even in Africa. Thanks for sharing!

    • Prince Goodluck OBI October 19, 2019 at 1:18 am - Reply

      The Hungry Caterpillar from Susan is very creative and imaginative intervention on this topic in review
      Great Teacher indeed!Good lessen for kids and even teens and adults who need growth and development.Will need complimentary copies for our kids in Nigeria and even in Africa. Thanks for sharing!

  10. may zaw naing October 18, 2019 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    Thank you.

  11. Anne October 18, 2019 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    A favorite book of mine. Kids of all ages love it to be read aloud to.

  12. Mark Sobotie October 18, 2019 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing

  13. Isabel Arline Duque October 18, 2019 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing! Excellent idea to work with kids at home or school.We could ask kids to draw some of the ideas and share….
    Isabel from Mexico

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