Friday 15th May 2020       Well-being Activities

Please find below a selection of well-being activities to help you have a restful, creative, or reflective Friday. Each Friday, a new set of activities will be published for you to choose as many or as few to complete as you wish. We hope you enjoy! 

Little Box of Calm

Find and gather things that help you to feel calm, or that engage your senses. You might choose a scented candle, your favourite picture or snack, cards, a book, a bit of play dough or soft material - you could even capture your favourite music by writing down the lyrics or a drawing of the album cover. Put your objects into a box so you can come back to them any time you want to relax and feel calm. See the PDF in the ‘home learning files’ section at the bottom of the previous page for more details.

Photo Challenge

Use a camera, tablet, or phone to take a photo of an object up close. Challenge your family to guess what it is. Try the one on the PDF in the ‘home learning files’ section at the bottom of the previous page and then make your own challenge.

I am an amazing person!

Think about how special you are and what makes you so amazing and unique. See the PDF to complete in the ‘home learning files’ section at the bottom of the previous page.

Make frozen banana lollies

Feeling like being creative in the kitchen? Follow the link to an easy recipe to make some delicious frozen banana lollies. Frozen banana lollies

Mindful breathing

There are many ways you can experiment with focusing on the breath. One fun way is to play the dot-to-dot breathing game. This is a very simple game that can help you to feel settled and calm. All you need is the PDF from the ‘home learning files’ section on the previous page and a pen or pencil.

Seed Storage Box

Feel like being creative and making something useful for the garden? Then follow the instructions on the PDF in the ‘home learning files’ section at the bottom of the previous page to make your own seed storage box.

The Book of Hopes

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson. Link: The Book of Hopes

Make your own lava lamp

Follow the instructions below to make your own lava lamp. Then, when you need some time and space to be calm and reflect, sit and watch the movement of the lamp.