‘Belly Breathing’ Record & Reflect Sheet age 5-9

Following on from our ‘Belly Breathing’ video or script (which can be purchased on this website), use this ‘Record & Reflect’ sheet to do exactly that!

The children draw what their imagined belly balloon looks like and they can colour it in. They have to answer questions about what happens in the ‘Belly Breathing’ practise and it gives them 5 spaces to record how easy they found it and how they felt afterwards.

Educators – It allows you to see what information the pupils have learnt and any misconceptions that can then be addressed and it gives you an insight into their emotions and internal state of being. If they found the practice particularly challenging, this may be because they are overwhelmed with strong emotions or lots of thoughts or worries. It may be worth practising this technique with them in a small intervention group and doing it more regularly.



The ‘Record & Reflect’ sheet can be used by the whole class after each practice, or in a small group/1:1 with pupil(s) that may have difficulties concentrating, poor mental health and/or emotional issues. (Please remember to make these groups super flexible as someone may have strong worries and emotions one day and none the next).

You could also print our ‘Belly Breathing’ Instruction Card to store in a ‘calm corner’ of your classroom for children to independently access whenever they feel the need (available on this website).