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Weather: Noticing Feelings

Weather: Noticing Feelings

Support children to understand and express their feelings through this weather-themed art project from Place2Be's Art Room team.

About the project

We all experience the weather, but it means something different to each of us. The two activities in this art project aim to:

  • encourage children to use weather to represent their emotional states
  • notice how their feelings change, just like the weather does.

We have designed these art activities for school children aged 6–11. But do feel free to try them with children of other ages if you think they would help them. Alternatively, take a look at our other Art Room activities to find even more wellbeing ideas for schools and at home. 

Download Weather: Noticing Feelings Project (PDF 922KB)


Place2Be's Art Room and Xavier Leopold

The artist behind Xavi Art, Xavier Leopold, one of our Place2Be Champions, is a self-taught contemporary artist who found his passion for painting during lockdown in 2020. He has run creative workshops in schools and is committed to showing the importance of art in self-awareness and as a therapeutic tool. 

Find out more about Xavier's journey to art

Xavier recorded two videos especially for this creative project. Get inspired by watching him complete Activity 2: Window to my weather from our Weather: Noticing Feelings project in the video below. You can also listen to Xavier read our Weather in Me poem on our YouTube channel.


Wellbeing activities overview

Below, we've summarised each wellbeing activity included in the Weather: Noticing feelings project pack. These creative activities involve children using creative ways to express how they might be feeling. Children will also explore complex mixed emotions and how feelings can change over time.

Activity 1: Weather watch

We've designed the first activity to help children creatively identify and share their feelings using weather. Children will create an emotions wheel using types of weather to represent different feelings. The activity requires simple materials, including a paper plate and something to draw with, such as pens or coloured pencils.

Activity 2: Window to my weather

The second creative activity is about understanding that we can feel lots of emotions at once. It also helps them explore how feelings can evolve over time. Children will create a window representing the feelings inside them using different types of weather. The activity involves simple materials, including something to draw with, something to draw on and collage materials, if available.

Download Weather: Noticing Feelings Project (PDF 922KB)


At Place2Be, we believe 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.

Inspired? Why not try one of our other Art Room projects on themes including seasons, space and colours?