Monday, February 10, 2020

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Inspired Deep Breathing Exercise {Free Printable Poster Included!}

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Looking for some deep breathing exercises to teach the kids? Try this Chicka Chicka Boom Boom inspired technique and grab a copy of the free printable poster too!

This Chicka Chicka Boom Boom printable teaches kids how to do deep breathing, while racing their fingers (or a letter toy if they want!) up to the top of the coconut tree, just like the letters of the alphabet do in the book itself.

I designed this deep breathing exercise with hyperlexic kids in mind since the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" is a favorite among these kids (see: the best books for kids with hyperlexia). I find that the story itself fit well with breathing exercises like triangle breathing or some of my other breathing exercises that I've shared.

It's important to use the hyperlexic child's interests and strengths when teaching them new skills so why not use their love for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and letters to teach them useful coping strategies such as deep breathing.

Free Chicka Chicka Boom Boom printable poster and deep breathing exercise for kids

A Simple Breathing Exercise for Kids that's Inspired by the Book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

I like how this simple breathing exercise can be adapted further to follow the book closer. For instance, you could:

  • Grab a letter magnet (or similar) and race it to the top of the coconut tree as you do the breathing exercise
  • Say "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" as you reach the bottom of the coconut tree

I'm sure your kids will come up with some other fun ways to use this mindfulness poster!

Free deep breathing printable for kids inspired by the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

About the Free Printable Coconut Tree Deep Breathing Exercise Poster

This one page printable offers a simple deep breathing technique based on the popular children's book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." I highly recommend laminating the poster for durability.

As for how to do the actual deep breathing technique, simply trace your finger to the top of the coconut tree and follow the instructions. Breathe in. Hold for three counts. Breathe out. Repeat as needed.

Download the Free Deep Breathing Poster

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom inspired deep breathing exercise for kids with free printable mindfulness poster