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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.

Children's artwork of lion, cupcakes, football and other shapes

Portals: Exploring Changes

Place2Be's Art Room have teamed up with Place2Be Champion Ricky Martin (CBBC's Art Ninja) on this new project to support children going through changes in their lives. 

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Gracie and her project

From 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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Painting of a field with a rainbow, rain cloud and sun above it

Growth (in partnership with WWF)

By taking children on a journey through nature, this project provides a supportive space to think about and explore children’s feelings.

DOWNLOAD GROWTH PROJECT (1.2 MB)

A rainbow out of different materials

Keyworkers: Paper Links

This project and video provide creative ways to explore how parents and children can stay connected even when they’re spending more time apart.

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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 BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROJECT (PDF 461KB)

Drawing of superheroes

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.

DOWNLOAD SUPERHERO PROJECT (PDF 1.9MB)

Trees artwork

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 CALM PROJECT (PDF 2.6MB)

Colours artwork

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.

DOWNLOAD COLOURS PROJECT (PDF 1.5MB)

Planets mobile

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 SPACE PROJECT (PDF 12.7MB)

penguin craft

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 ANIMAL HOMES PROJECT (PDF 1.3 MB)

Seasons Tree

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 SEASONS PROJECT (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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