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Children's Mental Health Week activities

Introduction to Children's Mental Health Week

This week for Children's Mental Health Week, we are exploring the different ways we can express ourselves, and the creative ways that we can share our feelings, our thoughts and our ideas.

We will also be thinking of some quick and simple ideas for regulating our feelings to and help us keep calm. 

The Squiggle Game - Children's Mental Health Week 2021

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What are you grateful for?

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Can you take a bit of time out of you day to think of something you are grateful for today? Keep that imagine in your mind as you breathe. Notice any feelings or sensations that arise. How are you going to make the rest of the day great?

You could also do this as a discussion activity, using the following sentence starters:

- Something I am grateful for today is…

- The best thing that happened today was…

- Something I did well today was…

- I’ll make the rest of the day great by…


Gratitude Soup by Olivia Rosewood

Listen to the song below. How does it make you feel? Can you talk about all the different things it make you think of. Does it make it make you feel happy? Does it make you think of a happy time? Does it make you feel like moving? 

If you want to you can express yourself by moving around the room. Move to the music in anyway you like. You don’t have to be a dancer to dance. 

CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! - Justin Timberlake (Lyrics) 🎵

Justin Timberlake - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Lyrics) 🎵Justin Timberlake - CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" from the Original Motion Picture T...

The music made us want to move at school =)

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Colour breathing

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Imagine your favourite colour, or a colour that helps you feel calm. Now imagine you are breathing this colour in and out. When you breathe out, you are going to imagine you are blowing a bubble made of this colour. Repeat this several times, taking longer and slower breaths (both in and out) and blow larger imaginary bubbles.
Listen to the story "The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds". Can you have a go at making your own dot? Make sure to sign your name! You can use whatever you have in your house; a pencil, pens, paint anything that makes a dot. Be as creative as you like. Can you make different colour dots? Different shaped dots? Make sure to sign all of your pieces of art!

The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | Read aloud Book for kids

Snugglebug story time with Sarah.I hope you enjoy this read-along with your family.Vashti believes that she cannot draw, but her art teacher's encouragement ...

Wellbeing Wave

It is easy to get involved! Pop a Wellbeing Wave in your window and let others know you are thinking of them:

  1. Draw around your hand
  2. Decorate
  3. #wellbeingwave
  4. Pop it in the window!

Expressing yourself through talk!


1. Share some happiness! Find a time to turn off all devices and talk. Share the best bits of your day or your favourite memories.

2. What’s on your mind? Talk about the things that are worrying you or you feel unsure about. It can really help to talk things through!

3. Catch up with a friend you haven’t spoken to for a while (video chat or phone call - make sure you ask permission). This could be someone from school who you cannot see at the moment. Check in and see how they are. Let them know how you are feeling too.