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- Relax or Reboot - Therapeutic style activities for Parents to try. January 2021
Relax or Reboot - Therapeutic style activities for Parents to try. January 2021
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Need to relax or reboot?
Time to engage your senses!
Therapeutic style activities for Parents/Teachers to try.
This pack contains Therapy/De-escalation activities aimed at supporting therapy and physical needs for individual students at home or as breaks in learning at school. These activities are created to either relax or stimulate a child to help them rebalance, pick the activity that you feel will help the child feel in a better state of mind.
Activities are related to some of the following:
Fine Motor skills/ Gross Motor skills/ Communication Skills/Problem Solving Skills/Therapy based -Relaxation and Mindfulness
Task should be done 1:1 with an adult
Fine motor skills
Hand control, pinch, press, twist,hand based activities
Follow the lines in a bright colour
Then colour me in?
Can you describe what I taste like.
Toilet roll tower
Get some kitchen tongs. (If you don’t have any then x2 wooden/metal spoons.
Pick up a toilet roll using your tongs.
Place it down.
Pick up another and place on top.
Build a tower or design a structure.
Take a photo!
Problem Solving skills
Working things out
Oh no the water has washed all the
Colour off the umbrella!
Follow the code to get the colour back
Odd one out
Look at the pictures.
What is the odd item out?
Cross out the item that doesn’t belong.
Then colour the pictures.
Talking therapy/working out how to improve communication skills for yourself
or helping someone else/working through emotions
What’s on my mind?
Sometimes writing down what we
think about really helps
Try writing down your thoughts with
They can do it too
Then you can discuss each other’s worries
Maybe you have something in common?
How to feel better
Sometimes we feel down!
That is normal
Our inner voice can say lots of negative words
Can you think of positive things you are grateful for
Write them down on the flower petals
Be brave say them out loud !
Now repeat them in your head
Colour in the petals to show your feelings
Mindfulness/Mandala, colouring/painting etc...
A way to relax
Sometimes when I am worried
I like to colour
This helps me relax
Music also helps me
Can you follow the number code
to colour me in ?
Start anywhere on the star.
Trace from point to point with your finger and breathe in and out.
Keep going until you’ve gone around the whole star.
Colour in the star when finished!