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5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Activity

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This 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 activity is a great way to introduce calm and relaxation at the family dinner table, or anytime! It can be a nice starting activity to settle everyone at mealtimes. It’s also useful if family members become tense or anxious during the meal. Give it a try next time you want more calm and focus at the dinner table!

Here’s how to play. Each family member takes turns naming:

  • 5 things they can see
  • 4 things they can touch
  • 3 things they can hear
  • 2 things they can smell
  • 1 thing they can taste OR 1 thing they’d like to eat right now

For an extra boost of calm, try encouraging family members to take one slow, deep breath before sharing; speaking in a whisper; or sitting as still as possible while they share.