Wellbeing: Empathy

Empathy is the ability to understand and care about what another person is feeling. When we feel empathy for others, we are more likely to act in a kind way. When you do something kind for someone else, you feel happy too.

Activity: How can you show empathy to someone in your family? Draw or write two examples.

Adapted from The Resilience Project. For more on empathy, click here.

Survival of Living Things

So you now know that living things grow, reproduce and breathe. But what do they need to survive?

You might like to make a mobile to help you remember what animals need.

Or you could choose an animal and learn about what it eats, where it lives, and where it gets water from. You could write about your animal, or draw the animal in its home.

Wellbeing: Gratitude

Gratitude is the ability to pay attention to what we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have. We can practise this by noticing the positives that exist around us. When we practise gratitude every day, we elevate our mood and improve our mental health.

Practise gratitude at least three times a week by drawing/writing one of the following:

  • What were three things that went well for you today?
  • Who is someone you feel really grateful for today? Tell us why.
  • What is it about our home that makes it our home/special family place?
  • What is something you are looking forward to tomorrow?

Adapted from The Resilience Project. For more information on practising gratitude, click here.

Wellness Week

This week is Wellness Week! We’ve got lots of different activities planned for our morning sessions, so please make sure you check Compass for the details. Below are some resources and activities that you might enjoy.

DIY Stickers

Are you making DIY stickers? Perhaps you would like to draw inspiration from these emojis.

If you have a printer and would like to print out a sheet of emojis to make into stickers, you can also download and print the file below:

Wellness Week Recipes

If you have a cooking session scheduled, or if you would like to make some treats with your family, check out these recipes.

Aluminium Foil Sculptures

Try your hand at this Giacometti art lesson, and see if you can create your very own sculpture out of aluminium foil.

Specialist Wellness Week Choice Board

Check out this week’s activities across Art, Music, P.E. and Mandarin. Click to view and download.

“Ways to Wellness” Video

Finally… can you read out these riddles to a family member?

Riddle: What has to be broken before you can use it?
Answer: An egg

Riddle: I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?
Answer: A candle

Riddle: What is full of holes but still holds water?
Answer: A sponge

Riddle: There’s a one-storey house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What colour are the stairs?
Answer: There aren’t any – it’s a one-storey house.

Riddle. What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?
Answer: A promise

Riddle: What goes up but never comes down?
Answer: Your age

Riddle: I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?
Answer: Your shadow

Riddle: I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
Answer: Your breath

Riddle: If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?
Answer: A secret

Riddle: What goes up and down but doesn’t move?
Answer: A staircase

Riddle: It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?
Answer: Your name

Riddle: What has one eye, but can’t see?
Answer: A needle

Riddle: What has hands, but can’t clap?
Answer: A clock

Riddle: What kind of band never plays music?
Answer: A rubber band

Riddle: What has many teeth, but can’t bite?
Answer: A comb

Riddle: What has words, but never speaks?
Answer: A book

Riddle: What runs all around a backyard, yet never moves?
Answer: A fence 

Riddle: What has a thumb and four fingers, but is not a hand?
Answer: A glove

Riddle: What has a head and a tail but no body?
Answer: A coin

Riddle: What tastes better than it smells?
Answer: Your tongue

A Special Place

Did you know that some places have special meaning for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples? This week, we’ll look at one of those places.

Discuss:

  • Do you know if there are any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander special places near your home?
  • What could you write or draw on the sign post to show people how to look after Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander special places?

Term 3, Week 9 Fantastic Friday

It’s another Fantastic Friday! Last week, you started your activity choice board. This week, your task is to have a go at some of the activities that you haven’t tried. To see the choice board again, click on the link below.

Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks! You can also visit the STEM blog for more fun activities.

My Country

This week, we will look at the relationship and sense of belonging a young girl feels for her Country. We will also explore how rock carvings and paintings show the connection between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and the land.

Discuss:

  • Why did Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples make rock carvings?
  • Why should we all care for the rock carvings?
  • If you could make a rock carving, what animal would you draw?

Term 3, Week 8 Fantastic Friday

It’s Fantastic Friday again! For this week and next week, you can choose from a range of activities. Remember that you have two Fridays to do them so try not to do everything all in the one day! Of course, you can also do the same activity more than once if you like. Click on the link below.

Don’t forget to complete your Art, Mandarin, Music and P.E. tasks. You can also visit the STEM blog for more fun activities.