When you are feeling big emotions it can be hard to think straight. When this happens, take a mindful moment and practice 5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness!

5-4-3-2-1 mindfulness can be done anywhere and at any time! By noticing what is around us, in the present moment, we can help ourselves gain control over our emotions. To use this skill follow along with the directions below.


Name five things that you can see right now 


Name four things that you can touch right now


Name three things that you can hear right now


Name two things that you can smell right now 


Name one thing that you can taste right now


Want to learn more about mindfulness? Check out our Early Learning Kits here:

Feelings and Emotions


Mindfulness 2


   Youth Services Assistant Librarian Jessica