Dear Wellfield Family,
I thought it might be nice to have our first activity revolve around rainbows.
Rainbows are everywhere at the moment, they are inspirational, and represent hope.
Things are a little bit crazy right now, and rainbows are a positive reminder that as we continue to stick together, we will get through it together, as a community.
A huge thank you to the Elsa Support website for their incredible resources, and all of their hard work.
I thought this rainbow colouring sheet was a good reminder of the things you need to do every day to help your wellbeing.
There are some small rainbows so children can colour them in as they achieve each one every day, and the big one can be coloured and put it in your window. Don’t worry if you don’t have a printer, find a piece of paper and draw your own rainbow!
Connect with others – Obviously difficult at the moment due to the virus and social distancing but children can still connect over phones, video messaging with friends and other family members.
Learn something new – It is amazing how good it feels to learn something new. It can be anything, such as how to tie shoe laces or tie a bow. It might be mastering a hand stand or cartwheel. It might be learning how to form letters correctly or counting up to 20.
Take notice – This is about being in the present moment (mindfulness) and noticing things around you. Take 5 minutes to really look, listen, smell, feel, or taste something. Forget the future, forget the past and just be in the present moment. Really take notice of the taste of something on your tongue or really listen to the birds singing or the raindrops landing on the windows.
Be active – Exercise EVERY day. Try and get at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. We are allowed to go out walking, running, and cycling, but if it’s not possible, there are lots of YouTube videos with exercise routines online!
Give or Help others – How amazing is it when you help someone else? It feels GREAT. It also feels GREAT to give to others too. Encourage your children to help you in the house and really show them how much you appreciate that. Get them to help or give to others by sending a card or making something crafty for a family member who needs cheering up.