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Playful Patterns: Connecting With Others wellbeing activity

Playful Patterns: Connecting With Others wellbeing activity

Help primary-aged children unwind, have fun and connect with others with this creative wellbeing activity from Place2Be's Art Room.

yellow paper with colourful paint leaf print design

Designed together with young carers

Our team collaborated with Credu and MYTIME Young Carers to create this exciting activity. We were honoured to work with young carers who opened up to us about the challenges they face while looking after someone as a young person. Listening to their stories, we understood their need for an art activity that was both fun and social.

The Art Room's Playful Patterns activity encourages creative freedom, including the option to be messy! It allows children to take a moment to enjoy some well-deserved fun and an opportunity to step away from daily responsibilities.

Download Playful Patterns: Connecting With Others (584kb)


We've designed this activity for primary school children aged 5 to 11. 

Our Playful Patterns activity can be made with just about any material! Ideas for materials you could use include:

  • coloured pencils
  • ready-mixed paint
  • watercolours
  • mouldable clay.

We recommend collaborating with others on this activity, but it can be done independently if preferred.

The Art Room is a project that uses art to support children's and young people's mental health and wellbeing. Our specialist Art Room team develop creative wellbeing activities to help children, young people, and adults nurture their relationships while having fun.

All Art Room activities are free to download and can be done at home, in the classroom or at youth clubs.

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More about Credu and MYTIME Young Carers

We worked with Credu and MYTIME Young Carers to create Playful Patterns: Connecting With Others. Learn more about these amazing charities that work to improve the lives of young carers.

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MYTIME Young Carers

MYTIME Young Carers work relentlessly to raise the awareness of young carers in society. The charity strives to support young people carrying out a caring role at home to ensure they have the support they need.

Learn more about MYTIME Young Carers

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Credu supports young and adult carers in Mid, West, and North Wales. Its mission is for all young and adult carers to enjoy wellbeing as they define it, be recognised and valued, and have choices, a voice, and influence.

Learn more about Credu

Discover Place2Be's Art Room

At Place2Be, we believe art is a creative tool for developing resilience and connecting with others. Our Art Room team specialises in using art to support and enhance children and young people’s wellbeing. 

Inspired? Explore one of our other Art Room projects on themes including calm, noticing feelings, and exploring changes.