Wellbeing Links and Activities

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Week 9 Term 3 - R U Ok? 

More about this at the Monday Morning Assembly

Have you seen these links that might help you when things get tough? 

CLICK HERE for a quick mindfulness Strategy 

A short Youtube clip to remind children of the quickest strategy to practice when things all get too much. 

CLICK HERE for a survey of you feelings today.

Get in touch with your feelings.

It helps to think about how you felt at different times throughout the day. It can be easy to forget the things that make us smile sometimes. 

CLICK HERE to gain understanding of how different factors can affect your wellbeing. 

A great thought provoking video for Stage 3 (and older)  students outlining how nutrition,exercisee and less screen time at night can all impact their emotional wellbeing. 

Mindfullnesss

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Mindfulness Colouring In: As simple as it sounds, Mindfulness Colouring In is extremely effective. I believe it gives the brain and mind a break with just one focus to colour all those little dots blue and all those swirly shapes can be purple. Put on some of your favourite music in the background and it becomes a fun relaxing activity.
*TIP: in google images type the American spelling of ‘color’. You get a lot more hits*

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54321 Grounding: This exercise is about going through all your senses. It can be used when your child needs help to calm down and is feeling overwhelmed. First, we begin with sight.
Sight- what are 5 things you can see?
Touch- what are 4 things you can touch?
Hear- what are 3 things you can hear?

Smell- what are 2 things you can smell?

Taste- what is the 1 thing you can taste? OR 1 positive thing about yourself?

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Drawing Emotions click on picture for instructions

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A simple and easy way to begin the day on a positive note is to create a ‘Gratitude Journal’. Every morning while you are eating breakfast or beginning the morning lesson ask, “what is one thing you are grateful for today?”. This can be done in a section in the child’s own diary or the template I will place below.

Strength Tree

An easy and creative way to boost your child’s self-esteem can be done through drawing a strength Tree. This activity is a great way to reinforce strengths and positive coping. Use a large sheet of paper and lay your hand on the paper, fingers spread, with part of your arm on the paper as well. Trace your arm and hand leaving the tips of the fingers open. This will become the base of your tree- your arm is the trunk of the tree and the fingers are the beginning of the branches. At the end of the open fingertips, draw some more branches to extend the drawing and then draw leaves, making them large enough that you can write in each one. On each leaf write one thing that helps you get through difficult times. This may include personal strengths, coping strategies, enjoyable activities and supportive people.

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Chatterbox - click on picture for instructions

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Stress Ball click on picture for instructions

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Blooming Flower click on picture for instructions

Some great links

Kids Helpline for Kids https:/kidshelplinee.com.au/kids

Kids Helpline for Parent and Carers https:/kidshelplinee.com.au/parents 

 Big Life Journal provides freeprintabless every Friday when you sign up for free https:/biglifejournall.com/pages/freebies  

Big Life also provides free podcast download and stream for kids https:/biglifejournall.com/pages/podcast  

Big Life Journal has a blog where you can gain access to multiple different activities https:/biglifejournall.com/blogs/blog  

Five steps for a Positive Morning Routine for Kids https:/biglifejournall.com/blogs/blog/create-positive-morning-routine-kids 

Self-Love 5 Day Challenge https:/biglifejournall.com/blogs/blog/activity-self-love-challenge-children