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Wellbeing Fun Activities to do at Home

Going back to school... Let's Chat!

Why not find someone at home... a cosy space and some thing fun to do, like colouring, lego or kicking a football about and catch up about going back to school...

You could even use this worksheet to help...

Staying Calm

Sometimes if can be really hard to feel calm, especially when there are a lot of changes and different things happening around us. Here is a document with some activities you could do when you are finding it hard to feel calm.

Looking for something fun to do over Half Term?

We got our brains together and came up with some ideas that could mix it up a bit and make being indoors a bit more fun...

Or what about getting a bit crafty...

Wellbeing Activity of the Week

Activity of the Week W/B 1st Feb

Did you know this week is Children's Mental Health awareness week?

The theme of Children's Mental Health Awareness week is is 'Express Yourself'... so we thought let's make it our wellbeing activity of the week too! We would love to see you get creative expressing yourself! See some ideas below:

We would love to see what you get up to, do send us an email to wellbeing@cobden.leics.sch.uk with any pictures!

Activity of the Week W/B 25th Jan

Need a break? Stuck for ideas? 

Why not make some playdough?

 

What you need:

1 Large Mixing bowl

Mixing Spoon

2 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

1 cup of water

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil  

Food colouring

How to make:

Step 1: Put the flour and salt in a bowl and mix together  

Step 2: Mix in water and food colouring with spoon, although you may find using your hands is easier (and more fun)

Step 3: It should now be able to make a nice smooth ball, if it's still a bit sticky add a bit more flour.

Step 4: To make up different colours, do exactly the same again, but use different colour food colouring.

Step 5: HAVE FUN!!

Why make playdough?

  • Helps to develop fine motor skills (the skills we use to read and write)
  • Helps us to calm down
  • Helps with our social skills, when we play with other people
  • Grows our imagination

What else can I do with playdough?

  • Hide objects of different textures in it and see if you can find them, or get a family member close their eyes and guess what they are

  • Pretend to be an archaeologist, hide plastic dinosaurs and other plastic animals in it and using your archaeologist tools (fork and spoon) find them

  • Make smelly playdough with Lavender oil or other smelly oils, like vanilla extract to add to the calming effects of playdough

  • You could even add glitter for that extra glamourous touch

  • Cut it into shapes and create a playdough town or build a playdough road

 

We would love to see your playdough creations!

Why not send your pictures to wellbeing@cobden.leics.sch.uk

 

 

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Activity of the week: W/B 18th Jan

Happiness Jars

Feeling down? Need a bit of a pick me up?

Why not create your very own happiness jar?

 

 

This is a great way to help children develop their resilience and coping strategies for tough times by getting creative and remembering the good times and things that help them to feel happy. It's also super simple and easy to do at home.

Why not do this activity as a family, you could all do one and then share your happy things... who knows some of them might be the same!

 

What will I need?

  • Container: An empty jam jar or old food container (washed out) that you have available around the house

  • Things to use to decorate it: these should be things that make you feel happy or make you laugh. They could be googly eyes, tissue paper, stickers, pompoms and pipe cleaners

  • Something Sticky: Glue or cello tape to stick the bits on the jar, check what would be best with a grown up

  • Small pieces of paper: This is to write or draw the happy things on, you could even use photographs to help you remember happy things  

  • Something to write or draw with: pen or pencil, even a crayon will do

 

So how do I do it???

  1. Find a safe space to get creative, a table of some sort is a good place to start (check with a grown up first)
  2. Decorate your container with things that make you feel happy
  3. Write or draw on the slips of paper happy memories these could be happy memories, people that make you feel safe, a funny joke or something that you like lots. For example:
    • my dog
    • my 7th birthday party
    • Chocolate
    • My mum's smile
    • Joke:
      • Q: Why wouldn't the shrimp share his treasure?
      • A: because he was a little shellfish!
  4. Put your happy slips of paper in the jar, put it somewhere safe, and whenever you feel sad or angry you can take a slip out of the jar and remember the happy things

 

This jar could also be used as a keeping calm jar, why not write calming things on the pieces of paper instead... the choice is yours. Have fun creating!

 

We would love to see your creations here at school! 

If you do make one, please send us a picture Via email at: 

wellbeing@cobden.leics.sch.uk 

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