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Wellness day 1 grades K - 3 learning activities

These activities will help youth build emotional resilience and learn to identify emotions. They can be done alone, but work best with friends over a video chat such as Skype, Zoom, Facetime etc.

Duration: 60 - 90 Minutes

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Time: 5 minutes

Trivia question: Think of the answer in your head. Which of your five senses tell you if something is hot or cold – touching, smelling, or seeing?

Mindfulness activity:

  • Slowly raise your hands in the air, and take a deep breath in
  • Hold your breath for3-5 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your hands to the floor and let all the air out of your lungs.
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Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Supplies: Dice

Using a dice (try finding one inside a board game), assign these emotions to each number. Take turns rolling the dice with your child, and act out the emotion based on what number you roll. Do this until all emotions have been rolled. Then, take turns rolling the dice and telling each other about a time when you felt that emotion.

  1. Happy
  2. Sad
  3. Mad
  4. Scared
  5. Love
  6. Surprised
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Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Supplies: Ball (or something that is easy to throw and catch – even a stuffed animal could work!)

Find a space in your home our outside where it is safe to pass or roll a ball back and forth.

  • Choose a word to start with that is easy to rhyme (go, ball, bat, sit, can, tap, bed, pen, pet, lick, chin, sing, bite, etc.).
  • Pass the ball back and forth with your child and, each time you catch the ball, think of a new word that rhymes.
  • The goal is to think of as many rhyming words as possible before moving on to the next rhyming words.
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Trivia question: Think of the answer in your head. What is the fifth letter in the alphabet?

Mindfulness activity:

  • Slowly raise your hands in the air, and take a deep breath in.
  • Hold your breath for 3-5 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your hands to the floor and let all the air out of your lungs.
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Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Supplies:

  • blank paper
  • small cup
  • markers

On a blank piece of paper, have your child trace circles using a small cup. The circles shouldn’t overlap, and they can make as many as they want. In each circle, have your child draw their own emoji. Here are some ideas of emojis:

  • Scared
  • mad
  • sad
  • surprised
  • happy
  • jealous
  • nervous
  • proud
  • confused
  • disappointed
  • disgusted
  • embarrassed
  • satisfied
  • guilty
  • lonely
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Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Have your child crouch down, then jump up like popcorn when you say a sentence that they agree with, and then return to a crouch:

  • I like pizza
  • I like to play soccer
  • I read Green Eggs and Ham
  • I went outside of Alberta
  • I like pancakes
  • I have the letter “e” in my name
  • I pet a dog
  • I like to watch TV
  • I played an instrument
  • I like popcorn
  • I cooked my own meal
  • My favourite season is summer
  • I visited a police or fire station
  • I held a cat
  • I like sledding
  • I like chocolate
  • I like to play video games
  • I held a snake
  • I can speak another language
  • I am ticklish
  • I like to play hockey

Come up with your own ideas that are unique to your child!​​

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Think of the answer in your head. What’s the world’s largest animal that lives on land?

Mindfulness activity:

  • Slowly raise your hands in the air, and take a deep breath in.
  • Hold your breath for 3-5 seconds.
  • Slowly lower your hands to the floor and let all the air out of your lungs.
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Time: 20 – 25+ minutes

Supplies:

  • Lego
  • blocks
  • blankets
  • chairs
  • cardboard
  • newspapers

 

Have your child use Lego, blocks or other toys to create a house with different rooms for the emotions they feel most often. They could even build with blankets, chairs, cardboard boxes or newspaper to build a fort with different spaces for each emotion. When they are done, have them take you on a tour of their house of emotions.

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Mindfulness Activity 1: Touching

Mindfulness Activity 2: E

Mindfulness Activity 3: Elephant

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