Grounding Benefits for Kids

Let's explore the incredible benefits of grounding for kids.

grounding benefits for kids

Grounding is about connecting your kids to nature for health and happiness.

In today’s fast-paced digital world, it’s becoming increasingly important to find ways to ground and center ourselves. Numerous studies tell us that the best way to get grounded is to reconnect with nature as much as possible.  

Ask yourself: are your kids spending too much time online? When was the last time they got outside and really played their hearts out?

Without a doubt, grounding, whether it’s playing outdoors or spending time in nature, is a fantastic good old-fashioned way to ensure your kids thrive and feel happy. 

Grounding activities for kids and benefits

So, let’s dive in and explore the wonders of grounding for kids!

Outdoor adventures

One of the simplest and most effective way to ground kids is by encouraging them to spend time outdoors. You can start by showing your kids how it’s done. Basically, get your little ones off their gadgets and out exploring playgrounds, parks, nature trails, gardens or even their own backyard. 

Do you remember that feeling as a child on the swing set when you soared so high you felt like you were flying? Give your kids that experience regularly!

Whether your kids are playing in the grass, climbing trees, hugging a tree or just observing butterflies, insects or wildlife, these activities will help your children connect with nature at a deep level. 

Ground through barefoot bliss

Have you ever noticed how good it feels to walk barefoot on the earth? 

Whether you’re walking barefoot in the grass or the beach, feeling the earth beneath your feet feels incredible. 

Well, why not offer your children opportunities to experience the same awesome feeling?

Simply walking, running or standing barefoot on natural surfaces like grass, sand or soil helps kids absorb the earth’s energy directly through their feet.

For centuries, barefoot contact with the earth offers many healing benefits like improved sleep, stronger immunity, reduced stress and it supports overall well-being. 

Ground through gardening

A great grounding activity is to introduce your kids to gardening. By doing this, you’re helping to cultivate a love for plants and the environment and a feeling of interconnectedness with Mother Nature. Let them get their hands dirty, sow seeds, water plants and observe the wonders of growth. 

Best of all, you don’t need to have a garden or a lot of space to get started. All you need are some small pots or containers, garden soil and some seeds and water which are perfect for a small garden on a balcony or porch. 

And gardening offers amazing benefits for kids. Specifically, it teaches them patience, responsibility and respect for nature and the environment while grounding themselves and taking in vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) in the process.

Ground with crafts made from nature

Encourage your kids to get crafty and creative with twigs, leaves, pine cones, flower petals, pebbles, stones and much more! Items from nature can be gathered by kids on a walk, at your local park or in your backyard. With a little imagination, they can create collages, paint rocks, start a pebble collection and much more using natural materials. And it’s a beautiful thing when activities like these teach kids to appreciate the beauty of the outdoors while grounding and stimulating their creativity and spatial thinking. 

Ground by meditating outdoors

Did you know it’s super easy and fun to teach kids how to meditate when you’re out in nature together? 

In fact, there are tons of opportunities to do this. For example, you can go on a walk together and enjoy a “walking meditation”. Just listen to the sights, sounds and smells around you. Notice the types of birds you see and the chirping and see if you can identify which bird is making which distinct call. Or maybe you can smell fragrant lilacs in the air, or the scent of a freshly cut lawn. 

Another way to to meditate with your kids is after having a fun time at the playground. For instance, you could sit quietly on a park bench afterwards and simply close your eyes to slow down. Teach your kids how to observe their breath and the notice the sounds around them with their eyes closed. In essence, you are showing your kids how to become mindful of how their breath and how they feel in their environment. 

In its simplest form, any activity outdoors with kids that encourages mindfulness is a form of meditation. 

And when practiced regularly, meditation and mindfulness help kids develop self-awareness, reduce anxiety and cultivate a sense of calmness. 

Remember, in this digital age, it’s crucial to prioritize time spent in nature. 

By helping your kids foster a deep connection with nature, you can help them grow into healthier, happier, confident and grounded adults. So, it’s time to leave the screens behind for a bit. Get outside and embark on a journey of grounding with your kids today!

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