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Activities from The Art Room

Activities from The Art Room

At Place2Be we believe that art is a creative tool to develop resilience and connect with others. Our Art Room team are specialists in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. During the lockdown period, the team created a series of free projects for primary aged children to make at home or school together with parents, carers or teachers.

The creative projects can help adults and children to nurture their relationship whilst having fun making art together. Each project offers space to explore an engaging theme through stories, art and conversation. The activities provided can be adapted to a range of settings with children of different abilities and ages.

The aim of these projects is to encourage children to create something they want to make. We hope their creativity can be celebrated and social and emotional wellbeing strengthened through this process.

Drawings of a black woman

Black History Month

This project will encourage children and young people to explore the stories and lives of inspirational black people, to help them think about who inspires them.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT (PDF 461KB)

Drawing of superheroes

Project 7: Superhero

This project offers the opportunity for children to build on their confidence, resilience and determination as they put on their capes and face the new term.

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Trees artwork

Project 6: Calm

This project offers space to notice and explore feelings of worry. The four creative activities encourage children to spot, settle, soothe and share their worries so these feelings do not become overwhelming.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT 6 (PDF 2.6MB)

Colours artwork

Project 5: Colours

This project offers the opportunity to explore colour in relation to our experiences. We can use colour to help us make sense of how we're feeling, who we are and the world we live in.

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Gracie and her project

Project 4: River to Sea

This project, launched in partnership with BAFTA Kids, is a chance for children to think about their time at primary school, and the changes ahead as they ‘sail’ into secondary or high school.

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penguin craft

Project 3: Animal Homes

This project playfully explores what makes home a comfortable, safe and fun place for your child. Animals find brilliant ways to build their homes even when the world around them is changing. 

DOWNLOAD PROJECT 3 (PDF 1.3 MB)

Planets mobile

Project 2: Space

This Space project offers an opportunity to explore themes of isolation and connection. There are three activity ideas in this project - you could make one, or all three!

DOWNLOAD PROJECT 2 (PDF 12.7MB)

Seasons Tree

Project 1: Seasons

This Seasons Tree project can offer you and your child some creative respite, and is a gentle way for families to explore the theme of change.

DOWNLOAD PROJECT 1 (PDF 10.8MB)

Mother and child

Activity ideas for families

We've recommended a range of activities that families can do together at home to improve their wellbeing.

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