Mental Health and Well-Being

Mental Health and Well-Being

With a view on what is happening around the world, it is even more important now to look after our mental health and wellbeing. We are, unfortunately, restricted to a certain extent with what we can and cannot do. However, along with exercise and mindfulness, another way to look after our mental health and wellbeing is to get creative. Yes, that may include getting mucky too! Art can be created with a wide range of materials; you do not need to have a treasure chest of materials to get creative.

Year 3 and 4 are already familiar with Zentangle and we would encourage them to learn a new tangle each week and to continue tangling (https://tanglepatterns.com/). Perhaps they can look around the house or explore the garden for inspiration to create a brand new tangle of their own.

Below, we have added some links to websites with a variety of ideas. You could also use Pinterest to get specific ideas for using certain materials that you have available.

Children can add any artwork (or photos of artwork) created to their topic books, try one of the 30 challenges (there are many more online) or even start their very own scrapbook / art journal.

https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/40-best-art-projects-for-kids/

 https://babbledabbledo.com/80-easy-creative-projects-for-kids/

 https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities/

 https://www.artbarblog.com/40-summer-art-ideas-for-kids/

 https://www.artycraftykids.com/craft/50-nature-crafts-kids/

 https://www.redtedart.com/nature-crafts-101-20-stunning-crafts-using-items-found-in-nature/