Bring Back the Fun in 2021!

Welcome to the Play is Healing community

Thank you so much for your interest in Play is Healing. We here at ABCM, MHA, and the YMCA are very excited to offer this program in 2021 to help our children (and ourselves!) come together, survive, and heal from the collective trauma of the pandemic. Check out the week 1 video filmed at the museum in the U.S.S. Efroymson ship exhibit with a nautical theme.

The recorded exercises are broken up into 1-3 minute exercises or you can watch the full 11 minute video and practice them all together! Use at your convenience and according to your schedule.


  1. Watch the Full Video HERE
  2. Creating your mindful space with My Mindful Bubble (at 1:00)
  3. Washing Machine (at 1:35) for muscle relaxation & grounding
  4. Bubble Blowing Breath (2:00) for calm & focus
  5. Ocean Breath for calm, focus, & improved mood
  6. Boat Pose for balance, strength, & focus
  7. Plank Pose for strength, focus, & releasing energy in a healthy way
  8. Starfish Stretch for balance, focus, flexibility, coordination, & connecting both halves of brain
  9. The Thankful Tapping Song for practicing gratitude & connection for self and others followed by refocusing for learning after movement

A Mindful Recess

Guided by MHA in Sheboygan County Wellness Director Rachael Haas, this 8 week virtual class has a well balanced variety of fun exercises for a brain and body reset! Geared towards K-5 elementary students, these practices, recorded with the backdrop of ABCM museum exhibits and YMCA fitness areas, can be played all at once or you can pick specific quick exercises to affect one's mood and focus.


HOMEWORK: Watch and practice 2-3 times a week!
Please reach out to Rachael Haas at for any questions or needs for alternatives to the exercises for differing student abilities or additional trauma-informed adaptations.


Your Play is Healing Partners at
Above and Beyond Children's Museum
Mental Health America in Sheboygan County
Sheboygan County YMCA

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915 N. 7th Street | Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081
Question? Email us at or call 920-458-3951 ext. 1004


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