February 10, 2018

This is a nice activity to help children nurture a loving and compassionate attitude towards themselves and to encourage self-esteem and self-confidence. You will need paper, pen and an envelope. Ask your child to write a letter to themselves about why they love to be them. You can explain that they can write about anything in their lives such as their personality, school, favorite things to do and friends. Explain that this l...

February 8, 2018

These little diaries are a wonderful way to help children express thoughts and feelings, freely and openly. You will need a small diary and some stickers and colours to decorate. If you are working with a group of children, you can buy packs of diaries cheaply in most discount stores. Explain that these diaries are special diaries and are for the child to write about their thoughts and feelings. You can explain that this diary...

February 6, 2018

The Gratitude Tree is a lovely activity to help children cultivate thoughts and feelings of gratitude. You will need a branch, a pot, some stones, paper and ribbon. Put some stones in the pot, then put the branch in the pot. You can decorate the branch with wool, ribbon and twine if you like. Cut leaf shape pieces out of the paper and explain that each child can write or draw one thing they feel thankful for on a leaf. Ask the...

February 4, 2018

The worry monster is a fun activity that will help children gain awareness of thoughts and feelings and offers an effective method for letting go of worries. You will need a cardboard box, scissors, and crafty bits for hair, eyes ect. Draw a big mouth on the box and use a scissors to cut it out. Decorate the box to look like a monster with funny hair, eyes, nose ect. Explain that this monster is a "worry monster" and he loves...

February 2, 2018

This is a wonderful activity to explain to children how mindful breathing helps calm a busy mind. You will need an empty jam jar, water and glitter. Explain that the jar is like our mind and the glitter is our thoughts and feelings. Put the glitter in the jar, fill the jar with water and tighten the lid. You can then shake the jar and explain that this is a busy mind with all of the thoughts and feelings going around and aroun...

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