Well-being activity Week 12
Many of these activities will have an accompanying demonstration video which you will be able to find on the Unlocking Potential Youtube Channel and on the site below. We hope you enjoy receiving our Weekly Well-being activities and find them useful!
Dreamcatchers are from Native America and they hang over our bed or near a window. They catch the good dreams which trickle down the string into the sleeping person and stop the bad dreams from coming close by being caught in the web. Watch the video below to learn how to make your own dreamcatcher.
Read through these tips to learn about gratitude and how you might practice it with your child.
Part 5 of our special memories book is here! It has spaces for your child to draw and write about their special memories from Primary school. Head back to Week 8, 9 and 10 to download the first four pages of the book if you missed them.
** Click the Memories Book button below for the next page **
Click on the transitions button below for the fifth instalment of our 6-week transitions programme. Your child can do this on their own or with your help.
We all have our good and bad days through these challenging times and as we come out of lockdown, how can we maintain and practise positive thinking so that we can transfer that to our children?
By saying positive thoughts to ourselves every day, we can really impact how we think
and feel. We need to believe and model the positive thinking that we want our children to emulate.
HERE ARE 5 POSITIVE SEEDS OF THOUGHT
1. I’m doing what I can and I’m enough
Sometimes we can put so much pressure on ourselves and not acknowledge the great things that we are already doing. We often compare ourselves with others and we miss the achievements that we have accomplished.
2. Some days I need to ask for help
Sometimes when you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted you may not have the energy to ask for help or feel like anyone will understand. However, you might be surprised that there is someone who is willing to help, be it friend or family.
3. I will be kind to myself
A lot of us forget to be kind to ourselves or put ourselves first. As parents, we can be so busy making sure everyone else is ok and leave ourselves out. If we can be our first act of kindness it then shows our children that being kind to yourself is a normal way of life. Meditation might be a good act of kindness towards yourself if you enjoy silence.
4. I am grateful for the small things in life
We humans can make life so complicated and difficult at times and sometimes it is useful to pause and take a look around and find the simple things that we can be grateful for i.e. it’s a hot sunny day, the sky is blue, we played a fun family game, everyone was happy today.
5. I choose to be happy
We cannot always choose what happens in life, but we can choose how we respond and what kind of energy we can bring to that response.