Strategies & Activities

Grounding Scavenger Hunt
A lovely scavenger hunt for the walk to or from school, and a brilliant activity for weekend adventures with the family.
Back to School 12 Page Booklet for Children
A 12 page booklet for children to fill in and read, helping you to have conversation and explore different coping strategies.
Ways to Practice Grounding
Grounding helps us to feel safe, calm, soothed and regulated. Signs we are ungrounded can be feeling irritable, unfocused or fatigued. This poster shares different ways to practice grounding, why not put it up to remind yourself - even the images are calming.
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Grounding
When practiced over time this technique can help us to feel safe again when anxiety hits, or helps to bring us back to the present when worrying about the future. Why not take this on a walk to use it in a proactive way?
Guided Imagery
Guided Imagery can help us to relax and feel safe, it can also help us to sleep. In order for guided imagery to work we need to think about a special place and practice 'visiting' it. This sheet helps you to think about your own special place.
Mindfulness for Children
Mindfulness helps us to focus on the present and the little things in life. These exercises are some lovely ways to introduce mindfulness to children.
Breathing Exercise for Children. These can be purchased as a flip book from our online shop.
Breathing, simple but effective. In order to be able to use breathing exercise at times of stress or overwhelm, we must practice them regularly.
A wonderful easy and mindful bake - Jam Buns.
Baking can be a lovely way to relax, unwind and practice a bit of mindfulness. This bake is sensory, easy and absolutely delicious! A family recipe of our founder Jennifer.
Get Creative
Creating to express can be a lovely way to relax and process our thoughts and feelings. This simple exercise a good place to start.
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Gardening Wordsearch
The repetitive, rhythmic scanning of a word search can help to calm our busy minds. They're Jennifer's favourite!
Colouring Sheet - Garden Themed
Colouring is a popular way to relax, this easy to colour sheet can help you to relax. Use whatever colours you feel drawn to, get creative and just do what feels right at the time. If you struggle with things being perfect, why not try going out of the lines a little. There can be beauty in the imperfect too!
Garden activity cards
From the flower ice garden, to making your own bird feeder, these activities can help to reconnect you back with nature and help you to let go of feelings of anxiety. Which is your favourite? We'd love to see your photos!
Picture garden scavenger hunt
ask someone to hide the pictures around the garden or house then take your tick list around with you to find them. Don't forget to answer the questions!
Would you Rather
Fun conversation starters to help maintain or build positive relationships in your family.
Vicious Circle
It can feel very hard to work out what are our thoughts, feelings, and separate them from our behaviours. This circle helps us to unpick and explore this.
Self-esteem heart
Sometimes we can find it hard to be kind to ourselves and remember all of the things that make us ourselves! Explore this, draw pictures, doodle, draw or add stickers and photos. Have fun and remember how amazing you are!
Self-esteem Balloons - Sentence Starters
Boost your self-esteem with this sheet of balloons...answer the questions and decorate. Why not get both child and grown up to complete and fill on in for each other as well. Add it to the wall to remind yourself how amazing you are!
Self Esteem Activity Sheet
Put yourself in the centre with some keywords that you would use to describe yourself. Fill the shapes around the outside by thinking about how you
identify and what's important to you.
If you find this hard, don't worry - it can be difficult to be kind to ourselves, that's why practicing is so
important!
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