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Activities/Creative Wellbeing Resources

6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar
Why not create a calming jar to help soothe the worries away.

Fun Worry Monster Box Tutorial
Get creative and make a worry box to help ease those worries.

How to make worry dolls
Create a worry doll to talk to and share those feelings.

7 Free Colouring Pages for Kids on Positive Values
Colouring can help calm the mind.

Wildlife Watch
Get outdoors in nature and exercise.

Healthier Families
Hints and tips to support a healthy family.

Crochet Worry Worm (An Anxiety Toy)
For those more skilful, create your very own worry worm to soothe those worries.


Stories (Videos)

The Colour Monster
Explore the wonderful story of the Colour monster, who uses colours to express feelings.

The Invisible String
A wonderful story to help with separation, loss and bereavement.

Ruby's Worry
A beautiful story about how to cope when you have a worry.

Badger's Parting Gifts
A story about loss and bereavement.

I am Stronger than Anger
A story about how to cope with those strong emotions.

The Worrysaurus
Soothe those worries with the Worrysaurus.

When I Am Angry
A story to help with those big emotions.

It's OK to be Different
Everyone is unique and that’s ok.


Emotions (Videos)

BBC Bitesize on iplayer about feelings.

BBC Bitesize on iplayer about self -esteem.

Relationships and Connections
BBC Bitesize on iplayer about relationships and connections.

Sleep and Exercise
BBC Bitesize on iplayer about sleep and exercise.

Thinking Positively
BBC Bitesize on iplayer about thinking positive thoughts.

Coping with Change
BBC Bitesize on iplayer about coping with change.


Book Recommendations 

Anxiety and Worries

What to Do When You Worry Too Much
Dawn Huebner

No Worries – Activity Book
By Lily Murray 

The Huge Bag of Worries 
By Virginia Ironside and Frank Rodgers

This book is fabulous for addressing worries or anxieties with a child.

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears 
By Emily Gravett 

Brilliant for exploring fears and opening up discussion with a child. Also, a delightful book.

You’ve Got Dragons 
By Kathryn Cave And Nick Maland

Worries for older children or appealing to boys and girls who love dragons.

Silly Billy 
By Anthony Browne

Great of you want to make a worry doll too

The Invisible String 
By Patrice Karst and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff

Great for separation anxiety

The Red Tree
Shaun Tan

Owl Babies 
By Martin Waddell

Separation anxiety

By K.I. Al-Ghani

Crumble the Comfort Cat and the bedtime worries
By Kay Lord and Oana Gheorghe

This is a lovely one to recommend to parents. It was gifted to me by Kay Lord and I love it!

The Kissing Hand 
By  Audrey Penn

Separation Anxiety

Bereavement and Loss 

The Hare-Shaped Hole 
By John Dougherty and Thomas Docherty

Highly recommend for grief and loss

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine 
By Diana Crossley and Kate Sheppard

This book is perfect for bereavement.

A Volcano in My Tummy
By Whitehouse and Pudney

Badger’s Parting gift
By Susan Varley

The Scar
By  Charlotte Moundlic

The Gift 
By Carol Ann Duffy

A good one for bereavement, Thought provoking, circle of life, visualising etc.

Cry, Heart But Never Break
By Glenn Ringtved, Charlotte Pardi and Robert Moulthrop

The Day the Sea Went Out and Never Came Back
By Margot Sunderland and Nicky Armstrong

The Heavy Bag
By Sarah Surgey and Larisa Ivankovic


Only One You 
By Linda Kranz

Superb little book and fantastic for self-esteem.

The Dot 
By Peter H. Reynolds

Self-esteem and growth mindset.

You be You 
By Linda Kranz

Self-esteem and diversity.

A Place for Pluto 
By Stef Wade

About fitting in.

Have You Filled a Bucket Today? 
By Carol McCloud and David Messing

Self-esteem, happiness, behaviour management.

Growing Up with a Bucket Full of Happiness
By Carol McCloud and Penny Weber

Self-esteem, happiness

This is me
By George Webster

In this story we meet a girl. She used to be happy. But as she grew things did not feel quite right. She felt more like a boy than a girl.


How Are You Peeling?
By Saxton Freymann and Joost Elffers

Hello Happy – Activity book
By Katie Abey, Stephanie Clarkson

My Many Coloured Days
By Dr Seuss

A Boy and a Bear
By Lori Lite

Mindfulness, relaxation

I'm Not Afraid of Spiders
By Jane Rogers

Angry Octopus
By Lori Lite

That’s when I’m Happy
By Beth Shoshan and Jacqueline East

Words and Your Heart
By Kate Jane Neal

The Colour Monster
By Anna Llenas

The Red Beast
By Kay Al-Ghani and Haitham Al-Ghani

Rory Red
By Luke Baker


Bullies, Bigmouths and So Called Friends
By Jenny Alexander


Life Choices, goals and targets 

Oh, The Places You Will Go
By Dr. Seuss


Personal space 

Personal Space Camp
By Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman

Personal Space Camp Activity Book
By Julia Cook and Carrie Hartman


All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome
By Kathy Hoopmann

Hal and the End Street
By Jude Lennon and Will Hawkes


Yasmine Yogi and Phoebe Bee
By Kath Routledge

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