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...
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...
Make a bird feeder.
Make a paper boat!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
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 email@example.com
Activity of the week: W/B 18th Jan
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?
So how do I do it???
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:
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