Many children love making slime and playing with the finished product. Therapist, Chelyan McComas, shows us how to use slime as a visual for relaxation (written by Hope Brewer). For a more personalized approach, we encourage you to read this Slime Relaxation script to your children. Lie down on a comfortable surface, either on your back or on your stomach, with your head to one side. Try to make sure your feet, legs, hands, and arms are relaxed and lying flat. Imagine a bucke
-Right now, we are all feeling a variety of feelings as we live through a quarantine and global pandemic. Our children are feelings lots of ways as well. VALIDATE their feelings of grief, fear, anger, boredom, sadness, and anxiety. Say supportive, validating statements to them like, “I know this is scary because we don’t know when things will go back to normal, but I am here to help you through this”, “I know it is hard to not be around your friends or participating in activi
Looking for something to do with those plastic Easter eggs? Try this activity: Fill some plastic eggs with LEGOs (fill 6 eggs per child with a few LEGOs in each egg). Hide the eggs in the backyard or around the house. Encourage your children to hunt for the eggs, only allowing each child to find 6 eggs total so that each child will have 6 eggs. Once the eggs are found, encourage that each child make a Lego creation out of their collected LEGOs. Focus on being creative with li
Thankful Thursday Write a letter to someone to express your gratitude. Focus on what act(s) they did to make you feel happy, relieved, or comforted. Expressing thanks and gratitude can improve your relationship and may also improve your own mood, self-esteem, and ability to sleep well. Have some extra time? Check out Soul Pancake's video on Gratitude.
Wellness Wednesday Do something physical today to benefit your mind and your body. If you need ideas, try Cosmic Kids or GoNoodle. Cosmic Kids Yoga has many options. Find one that interests you, like this Frozen Yoga episode. Or try one of the many movement videos on GoNoodle: Click Here to dance to Footloose! Peloton is offering their app for 90 days for free. I believe you have to put in your credit card information to get the free for 90 days. You should be able to cance
Travel Tuesday Take a virtual tour to learn about somewhere new. You may be stuck at home, but you can still see some sites! Check out Rocky Mountain National Park, walk the Great Wall of China, explore Nasa's Virtual Tours, see the Pyramids of Egypt, tour the Louvre in Paris, or visit SeaWorld- all from home!
Art Challenge #14: Create your favorite place: Draw or paint your favorite place. Can you remember a time you visited this place? Remember what this place looks like? What smells come to mind when you think of this place? What does it sound like? What do you love most about this place?