Everyone can have a bad day or feel sad sometimes. That’s why it’s good to know what things make you feel good so that you can help yourself get back to a happier place. In this activity you will explore those things you can do to feel good. You will also record a range of different positive and negative feelings and think about what colours you would use to describe these feelings. Next, you will create a painting to share some positivity and happiness with others.
This activity is a great one to do together as a family.
Ideal for: Ages 4 to 7
- chill time
- be creative
Time required: 30+ minutes (time will vary according to how much time kids spend creating their artworks)
Curriculum connections: Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Creative Thinking
- Background information: The Benefits of Nurturing Creativity – factsheet
- Circle Of Activities
- Colours Of Feelings
- Painting materials
- Postcard template (optional)
- Watercolour Techniques handout (optional)
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