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These 100% FREE Mental Wellbeing activities can be used EVERY DAY to support children, in school or at home!

Perfect for Children's Mental Health Week 2022 which takes place this week (7-13th February 2022).

As well as supporting children who are learning at home due to Covid

AND being active EVERY DAY boosts all the lovely happy hormones and reduces nasty toxins that cause brain fog so you'll have a classroom of happier and healthier learners!

Activity 1 - Build a growth mindset with the "Power of Yet"

* Grab your air guitars and let's rock with Jack and Morgan *

Challenge children to think differently when they find something tricky, and give them to tools to persevere and try their best.

Here's what to do:

  • Step 1 - hit play on the video and rock with your air guitars!
  • Step 2 - download your Active Literacy worksheets (for ages 4 to 7 and ages 7 to 11)
  • Step 3 - discuss the "Positive thought of the day" statement (below)
Positive thought of the day
"Always believe in yourself" - discuss the following as a class:

Why is it important to believe in yourself?

What might happen when you start to believe in yourself?

Is it important to believe in others too?

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Activity 2 - Build resilience with a "Brave Face"

* Shake off those negative feelings with Jack and Morgan *

Building a positive mindset at an early age will really support children when they are learning new tasks or when they face challenges in life.

Here's what to do:

  • Step 1 - hit play on the video and shake off those negative feelings!
  • Step 2 - download your lesson plan here and set your children a challenge from the examples given
  • Step 3 - discuss the "Positive thought of the day" statement (below)
Positive thought of the day
"Don't be afraid to be great" - discuss the following as a class:

What makes YOU great?

What makes your FRIENDS great?

Is everyone great for the same reason? And does this matter?

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Activity 3 - Nothing grows in your "Comfort Zone"

* Be the best you can be *

Encourage children to expand their comfort zone and try something new, even if it is something which makes them nervous.

Here's what to do:

  • Step 1 - hit play on the video and follow Jack and Morgan in this popular recognisable track!
  • Step 2 - download your lesson plan here and use our pre-prepared worksheets to help children to try new and exciting things (download worksheet for 4 to 7 year olds OR 7 to 11 year olds).
  • Step 3 - discuss the "Positive thought of the day" statement (below)
Positive thought of the day
"The best way to get something done is to begin" - discuss the following as a class:

What do you think this statement means? Do you agree or disagree with it?

What might happen if you delay doing something time and time again?

Can you think of a time when you didn't do something, but wish you had?

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Activity 4 - "I Can Do Better"

* Remind yourself to be awesome with Jack and Morgan *

Sometimes children can give up when they find a task tricky - this activity helps them to think more positively and puts a stop to those negative thoughts.

Here's what to do:

  • Step 1 - hit play and join in with the fun Yoga moves
  • Step 2 - shout out the motivational mantra's in the video to spread the positivity
  • Step 3 - as a group, create your very own class mantra to motivate everyone to do better!

You could even set an art task and encourage children to create their own posters to emblaze your classroom walls.

Positive thought of the day
"Never, never, never give up" - discuss the following as a class:

Why is it important to never give up?

Do you sometimes feel like giving up? Why?

Can you think about a time when you kept trying and succeeded? How did it make you feel?

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Activity 5 - Positivity Tree

* Let's move to this popular and recognisable track *

The Positivity Tree will inspire children to see themselves in a positive way by allowing them to highlight all of their wonderful traits.

Here's what to do:

  • Step 1 - hit play on the video and join in with this popular active blast
  • Step 2 - download your positivity tree worksheet here >
  • Step 3 - discuss the "Positive thought of the day" statement (below)

Children can take home their positivity trees and display in their bedroom - it's a wonderful daily reminder that they are AWESOME!

Positive thought of the day
"Be the reason someone smiles today" - discuss the following as a class:

If you smile at someone, how do you think that makes them feel?

"Smiling can be infectious" - discuss what you think this means?

Turn to your learning partner and give them a smile!

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