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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL 10 “Quiet Peaceful” Purpose To help children learn how to calm themselves   Materials The song “Quiet Peaceful”  Procedure Sing “Quiet Peaceful” with the children, using the accompanying movements so that they associate calming with specific actions “Quiet Peaceful” by Judith Anne Rice Breathe in, breathe out. Sometimes it’s best to take a rest. Quiet, peaceful [alternate resting cheek on folded hands], Calm your body down [rub tummy]. Shhhhhh. . . [place one finger on your lips]. Like a baby [pretend to cradle a baby], On a fluffy cloud of love. Quiet, peaceful [alternate resting cheek on folded hands], Calm your body down [rub your tummy]. Shhhhhh. . . [place one finger on your lips]. Like a feather [move your fingers like feathers floating], Floating on a sea of air. Quiet, peaceful [alternate resting cheek on folded hands], Calm your body down [rub your tummy]. Shhhhhh. . . [place one finger on your lips]. Relax, let go [lift and hold your shoulders next to your ears; then let   them drop], Sometimes it’s best to take a rest. Quiet, peaceful [alternate resting cheek on each folded hand], Calm your body down [rub your tummy]. Shhhhhh. . . [place one finger on your lips]. Creating Calm  15 COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL