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Express yourself tab booklet. This is another resource for expressing yourself. It is a fab booklet where our children can express their strengths, wishes, feelings, and thoughts. Strengths - this is something our children do well, it can also be a characteristic trait. Wishes - this could be a goal that our child would like to set for themselves or just simply things that they wish for. Feelings - this could be something our child is feeling right now. Thoughts - this could be something that our child is thinking about right now.

Express yourself 5 day challenge. These 5 day challenges are great fun. This one ids all about expressing yourself. There is a drawing/writing task and a doing/talking task each day. There is also a certificate for the end of the 5 days.

Express Yourself February Calendar. This calendar is all about 'Express Yourself', each activity is about expression through drawing. Expressing feelings, thoughts, dreams, strong emotions and so on.

Positivity Potion. This is a lovely activity for helping our children to see the positives. A pinch of kindness, a dollop of bravery and a sprinkle of loyalty.What will their potion contain? There is a list of positive characteristics to give inspiration to the children.

Worrying thoughts. Sometimes our children may worry about things, they may be big or small and it can make them feel anxious or scared. This worksheet is designed to help them question a worrying thought they may have. If you child has a worry get them to write it down and what they think might happen. Come back later and write down what happened. Our children need to be reassured that worries are sometimes there but more often than not don't come true.

Mindful masks. Here are some mindful masks for colouring and zentangle style. This is a great opportunity for discussing safety and worries around Coronavirus.

Mini Gratitude tab booklet. This booklet is a fab activity for our children to do. They can spend time mindfully cutting out their booklet. Putting it together and then thinking of things that they are grateful for. Each tab could be give an area such as 'school', 'family', 'friends' and 'home'.

This is a hygiene story which was written for a child who was obsessed by showering and washing due to not wanting to get Coronavirus. This story will help the to realise that germs are also helpful.

Gratitude walk. This gratitude worksheet will help our children to sue their senses to find things that they are grateful for.

Positivity cards. These cards are an excellent resource. There are 36 cards altogether, print them out and then use them in lots of different ways. Put them in a jar and take one at a time and discuss the quote with your child or you could put a couple of the cards on to a key ring for your child to carry around for them to read if they struggling with self-confidence. Enjoy!

Inside feelings. This resource will help our children to identify their outside and inside feelings. A child may look angry on the outside but inside feel sad, or they make look sad but inside feel worried. Simply cut out the template leaving the join intact. Then the child draws the outside feeling on one side and the inside feeling on the other side. Fold and glue down. Have Fun!

5 ways to wellbeing. This resource is suitable fro KS2 and upwards. It goes through the 5 things that you need to try and do each day to help your wellbeing. You DO NEED power point installed on your computer to access this.

Isolation diary booklet for children. This diary booklet for our children will help nurture well-being. There are 10 daily challenges but these don't take very long to complete. It is a matter of doing a little colouring, writing a word or number. If your child can't do them all don't worry it's fine but the more they do the more likely they will be fully occupied on nurturing their well-being. There are also a couple of differentiated pages so this is suitable for all age groups.

Positive character traits. This is a tool for your computer and is a nice one to sit down and do with your child and have discussions with your child. The focus is on our children and positive character traits. You will need power point installed on your computer. Read the positive character trait and really discuss this with your child and see whether they have that trait and if so Why?. If not Why not? This will help the children realize just how very special they are.

This is an interactive 'Would you rather?' power point game. Children pick a card and the card will flip over to reveal a 'Would you rather?' question such as : Would you rather hold a snake or a spider? Have fun!

This is an interactive 'Give me 5' power point game. Children pick a card and the card will flip over to reveal a 'Give me 5 colours (for example) and then your child gives you five colours, you could make it a competition and give prizes out! Have Fun!!

Again we have Thoughtful Tuesday but instead of the focus being on being thoughtful. The focus is on being helpful and how being helpful towards someone can increase the happy hormone and make our children feel good.

The 'Wellbeing week' carries on for our children this week. Again it is Mighty Monday but instead of the focus being on being 'mighty' but more on what confidence is and what it means to our children to have the self-confidence to believe in what they can achieve.

The next 'Wellbeing' character is actually 'Success Sunday'. The focus is on celebrating their achievements that week. It shows our children that if you look hard enough there is ALWAYS something to be proud of.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Self-Care Saturday'. The focus is on looking after minds and bodies by doing things that make our children feel great.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Friendly Friday'. The focus is on friendship and how connecting with friends is important for their wellbeing. It will also look at qualities of friendship.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Thankful Thursday' The focus is looking for those little things in life that we appreciate. This will help their positive outlook on life.

The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Wishse Wednesday'. The focus is on goals and wishes, how they can set a goal, how they are going to reach it and how achieving it will make them feel..

The 'Wellbeing character for today is 'Thoughtful Tuesday'. The focus is on being thoughtful and kind. How they can help others and think about other people's feelings.

The ELSA support site have provided a 'Wellbeing Week' to help our children through this difficult time. The 'Wellbeing' character for today is 'Mighty Monday'. The focus is on bravery and confidence. pupils will focus on that strength of character and will fine ways to increase their confidence and bravery.

Smiling Challenge! I know some people feel that there isn't much to smile about in this difficult time, but smiling has many benefits, it makes us feel good, helps us to stay positive, elevates your mood and makes someone else smile. SMILING IS CONTAGIOUS! The pupil can rate their smile (happiness) at the beginning of this challenge and then again at the end. Did it make them feel happier? All the children need to do is to keep a diary for the week and log who they smiled at and what that persons reaction was, they can then say how that persons reaction made them feel.

Affirmations fortune teller. This is an affirmation fortune teller, they are great fun to use and great for opening up discussions which some children struggle to do. The children can be involved in making the this too. Enjoy!

Crossing the midline for anxiety. This is really useful if your child is feeling anxious in these difficult times. The midline is an imaginary line down the centre of your body and is an important development step with young children. There are information sheets that include some exercises for when things happen for example - When Panic Strikes.

Coronavirus home challenge 4. This is a 14 day home challenge, which includes 14 different activities that are all free to download from the ELSA support website. Enjoy and stay safe everyone!

HI all, this is called " A Happy Visualisation " . This is a drawing actvivity where children (you) think about their happy place. It could be a real place, sittiing on the beach, or it could be a place of complete imagination. It could be a unicorn land or being in the clouds with all the rainbows and sunshine, it doesn't matter. It is about learning to visualise a perfect happy place where you can escape to. Hey parents why not give it a go yourselves?? Stay Safe Mrs Perkes.

This is a lovely self-esteem activity, the children create an envelope and then they write or draw 'reasons why i love me' and then pop these into the envelope. Then when a child is feeling a little low they open the envelope, look at these reasons and it will help to remind them just how very special they are.

Here is a lovely craft activity, a heart box template for colouring. Colour this in lovely bright colours, cut it out, then fold together to make the box. You could even write a lovely positive messae inside.

Colour the sunshine. Cut around the edge. Cut along the faint line and stop at the inner circle. Bend every other ray of sunshine very carefully to give a 3D effect. Use positive yellow, orange and red shades and hang around your home !

Perfect activity for homeschooling, you can talk about the positive quote and what it means, enjoy colouring it in, then make your paper chains and put them up in your window

Hi everyone, hope you are all keeping safe and well. Kindness is so important and an invaluable skill for your child to learn, especially in times such as this. This activity is called "The Starfish story". This activity is a powerful story to help children understand how a small act of kindness can make a huge difference. Included in this document is the story, a chart and a colouring sheet. Read the story, then each time you do something kind or helpful for someone, no matter how big or small, draw a starfish on the chart. Decide between yourselves what the reward could be when you have filled the sheet. Enjoy!

HI there, I thought this sounded like a really fun activity to do. It is called "14 day ELSA support photo challenge". Each day you are prompted to take a photo, this will help to promote a positive attitude and also gives a purpose or focus for the day. Your photos can be taken in your home, garden or even whilst doing your 30 minute exercise for the day. You could print your photos and share them with me when we are back in school! I look forward to seeing what you have done and how creative your photos are. Enjoy!

Our children are missing their friends right now due to the coronavirus situation. So I found this activity called "Friends little book" and thought it would be lovely to share it with you. Children colour in the front page, then inside draw one of their friends and write their name. Next, think about what they like doing with that friend, draw a picture followed by a sentence or two. On the last page, they need to consider what makes them such a good friend. You could write a list of qualities the friend has, you could prompt with some of these qualities , kind, caring, good listener, fun and helpful. Maybe post one to their friend to show them how much they are missing them.

Children may be feeling lots of different worries at the moment, due to situation we are in. This activity is called "Design a worry monster". This is a great opportunity to talk about any worries they may have. Children design a worry monster and then tell their worries to it. They can also make a list of worries they are having. This promotes a positive attitude to talking and shows that it is good to talk and not bottle things up. Hey, maybe Mum, Dad, Brother or sister could also do the activity to show the children that we all have worries from time to time. Hope you find this activity helpful, keep safe and well everybody.

This is a great game to get the whole family involved ! All you need is 2 dice. Throw the first dice and this number is your horizontal row, throw the next one and this is your vertical row where the 2 dice meet is the question that you answer. Enjoy yourselves guys!

This is a mood tracker mandala.Give each emotion a colour and then fill in the mandala daily on how your feeling. REMEMBER it's okay to feel sad, worried or scared sometimes, don't be afraid to talk to someone, Mum, Dad, Brother, Sister. You can also email me on purple mash and I will do my best to help. Stay positive everyone!

Hi Guys, I hope you are all well and staying safe. Rainbows are everywhere at the moment, and I don't know about you but they make me smile when I'm doing my 30 minute walk! This is a lovely activity, 5 a day for well being. You can colour the large rainbow and display it in your window. Colour the small ones when you feel in the mood. Enjoy!

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