Take some time to reflect, check in, and focus on wellbeing with this round up of creative ideas & activities
4 August 2021
Our Summer Arts Boredom Bustersare back with a round-up of ideas and offers to help children and young people stay creative during the summer holidays. Whether you're a teacher running a summer school programme, a facilitator working with young people, or a parent looking for something to keep the kids entertained, we've got you covered!
We’ll be releasing new suggestions every week over the holidays, so be sure to keep an eye on the #SummerArtsBoredomBustershashtag.
This week's theme: Take Care
The holidays are great opportunity to take some time to reflect, check in, and focus on wellbeing.
Flex your creativity while working on your wellbeing with some mindful arts activities. Place2Be have a range of projects for families to do together on themes such as nature, understanding changes, nurturing connections and being calm.
Getting out into nature can be a great way to have a mindful moment. Go on the South Ken Green trail to see pop-up installations by artists for wildflowers and pollinators.
Or just try spending fifteen minutes outside and seeing what wildlife you can see and hear. How many birds did you spot? Did any butterflies flutter past? Try focusing on what you can hear, and have a go at writing your own park life score using this blog.
If you have more time to get out into the park or a garden, The Wildlife Trusts’ Wildlife Watch site has things to do such as making a bug hotel or a hedgehog house, and they have hand identification charts too.
Make your own Wellbeing Playlists with different lists of your favourite songs for different moods and moments. What songs do you like to listen to when you aren’t feeling great? What songs might help you relax and chill out? Our resource developed with Roundhouse has some tips for adults to help groups play some games to come up with their own ‘prescriptions’ of songs.