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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. 

These projects offer space to explore a wellbeing theme through creative activities, stories and conversation. Each project can help children, young people, and adults nurture their relationships together whilst having fun.  

The activities provided can be used at home or in school with children of different abilities and ages. 

Close up image of pea shoots

The Creative Gardener: Nurturing Self-Belief

Nurture children’s self-belief with this wellbeing activity by Place2Be’s Art Room and the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening.

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image of space, planets and aliens

Space: Navigating Friendships

This Space project offers an opportunity to explore themes of friendship and belonging.

DOWNLOAD SPACE PROJECT (PDF 1.7MB)

Drawing of two hands, with one passing a baton to the other

Celebrating Diversity

A collection of resources to help children and young people explore themes of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

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artwork of sun, rain cloud, wind

Weather: Noticing Feelings

This project supports children to understand and express their feelings through the theme of weather, with inspiration from artist, Xavi Art.

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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, 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.

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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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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)

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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