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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 art activities, stories and conversation. Each project can help children, young people, and adults nurture their relationships together whilst having fun.  

You can use the art and crafts activities provided at home or in school with children of different abilities and ages.



Tuning In: Mindful Listening

Developed in conjunction with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this project helps young people listen mindfully to how they feel and express themselves through music and art.

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Close up image of pea shoots

The Creative Gardener: Nurturing Self-Belief

Nurture children’s self-belief with this wellbeing activity by developed in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening.

Discover The Creative Gardener: Nurturing Self-Belief project

image of space, planets and aliens

Space: Navigating Friendships

This Space project offers an opportunity to explore themes of friendship and belonging through an easy art activity.

Download our Space Project (PDF 1.7MB)

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

Celebrating Diversity

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

Discover our Celebrating Diversity resources

artwork of sun, rain cloud, wind

Weather: Noticing Feelings

This project supports children to understand and express their feelings through art activities with 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

Developed with CBBC's Art Ninja and Place2Be Champion Ricky Martin, this project is designed to support children going through changes in their lives. 

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Gracie and her project

From River to Sea

In partnership with BAFTA Kids, this project gives children a chance 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)

This project provides a supportive space to think about and explore children’s feelings through an art activity by taking children on a journey through nature.

Download our Growth project (1.2 MB)

A rainbow out of different materials

Keyworkers: Paper Links

This fun activity and video provide creative ways to explore how parents and children can stay connected even when spending time apart.

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Trees artwork


This project offers space to notice and explore feelings of worry. The activities encourage children to spot, settle, soothe and share their fears to prevent these feelings from becoming overwhelming.

Download our Calm project (PDF 2.6MB)

Colours artwork


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 our 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.

Find more activity ideas