Activity Introduction

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

Themes: 

  • 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

Lesson & Curriculum Details

Resources Required

Learning@Home from Cool Australia

Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in a remote or school settings.

Faber-Castell have long understood the importance of creativity to all people, especially to young people. They are also continuously searching for environmentally friendly processes and high-quality materials to enhance children’s creative experience throughout every development phase. For more information about Faber-Castell, click here

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum

Worksheets

Student Worksheet

Paint A Little Positivity - Activity Instructions

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 some 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. You will then create a painting to share some positivity and happiness with others.

Part A: What Makes You Feel Good?

Step 1. In this activity you’re going to explore the things you can do make yourself feel good when you’re feeling sad, worried or when you’re having a bad day. 

Talk to an adult about the things that make you feel good when you’re having a hard time. Have a look at this Circle Of Activities and add your own ideas to this circle. We’ve added some of the things that we like to do to help get you started. You could also get an adult to add

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