What’s New This Week? – 25th August
A new grounding activity, a fun craft and a free, new calming resource! Take a look what’s new to the Be Happy Hub this week.
We love a rainbow here at Be Happy and everything a rainbow symbolises. This week it was National Rainbow Baby Day, and it got us thinking of some new, rainbow-themed resources we could create for you.
Across many cultures, a rainbow is a symbol of hope and a promise of better times to come. Rainbows often appear during a rainstorm, which is possibly where their symbolic history stems from – signifying the end of a bad period, and welcoming a new chapter.
Here are our two new, rainbow themed mental health activities for kids:
Rainbow Colouring – Whether you’re learning about pride, mental health or just wish to spread some positivity and hope – we have eight rainbow colouring designs to choose from.
The Grounding Rainbow – What do you get when you add a popular breathing technique with a colourful grounding technique? – The Grounding Rainbow! For times of high emotions, panic, frustration or distress – our Grounding Rainbow can help your child focus on their breathing and refocus their mind. This two-in-one technique firstly asks your child to focus on breathing in and out as they trace each line of the rainbow, then, it asks them to find things of the colours of our rainbow within their immediate environment.
Identifying My Triggers – A new anger resource, our Triggers Checklist encourages your child to take control of their anger by identifying its root cause. Once they become more aware of the situations that cause them to ‘explode,’ you can work with them to limit and control these scenarios and their responses.
Happy Thoughts Hat – We love a good craft and this one is for our littlest minds! The rule is you can only have happy thoughts when wearing the Happy Thoughts Hat, deal?! What happy things can they think of?
I Can Control My Reaction – Help children to explore how they react to certain scenarios – whether it’s something that makes them anxious or angry – exploring their behaviour responses can help them learn to control future situations.