Here are some activities and books for the children to have a go at to the help their mental well being in these uncertain times. We will add to the activities over the course of this half term. Please pick and choose which bits you would like to have a go at.
This is a great website to support parents in the current crisis with well being:
Eat well; Live well
In today's lesson, we're going to be learning some very important points about healthy eating. We will learn how to make healthy portions of food, as well as join in with 'Ready, Steady, Snack!' where we'll learn some tips on how to prepare a scrumptious healthy snack for our families. Enjoy!
Make Kindness Count
In today's lesson, you will be learning about kindness and how you can be kind at home. You will be looking at other people being kind and how it is easy to perform little, meaningful acts of kindness everyday whilst at home. You will create a kindness chart to record all the lovely, caring things you've done.
In this lesson, we will look at the Colour Monster story, and discuss how the monster felt better by sorting his feelings into jars. We will discuss worries that some children have and suggest ways to overcome them. We will then create our own thought stopping strategies. Look out for our Agony Aunt!
My Lockdown Time Capsule
We hope that the current pandemic is a once in a life time event, yet for obvious reasons it is something that we are likely to look back on for many years to come.
Whilst you are safe at home, you could create a time capsule of what you've been up to and what life is like. There are many things you could include, here are some ideas:
If you're needing some ideas or a framework, using the link below you could download for free and complete some worksheets for your time capsule created by Natalie Long (Facebook: facebook.com/longcreations815 and Instagram: long_creations).
Once you have gathered everything together, you could place them safely in a shoebox or something similar. You then need to decide where you are going to place your time capsule. You could also create a map and a set of instructions for whoever 'digs up' the capsule in the future.
My Lockdown Feelings
Here is a really simple lesson with a video and activity about how being in lockdown makes you feel.
Can you draw or write a list of all the things that you worry about?
Now can you take you list or your drawings and talk to an adult about them just like Little Bear did.
I bet you feel better now.
What is Coronavirus?
One way to help us stop worrying about things is to learn about what we are worried about. Sometimes if we have the right information it helps things not seem so scary.
This is a book made especially for children all about coronavirus:
Can you make a poster about Coronavirus poster or fact file using all the information you have now about it?
At the moment things in the world are really strange and very different.
We are not seeing our family and friends like we used to. Going shopping is difficult and we have to queue up to get in. We can not go to the park and play on the swings or slide. Some of us can not go to school and those children who can know it looks very different. There are lots of things that are strange and different at the moment and I don't know about you but it makes me worried.
It is OK to worry though as lots of people are worried at the moment. Here is an online book for you to read about what we can do to help us when we are worrying.
Can you try something the book suggests next time you are worried and see if it helps you? I know I will!