Activities for children

A KS2 worksheet (see below for teacher’s guide).

Activities informed by positive psychology, positive education and character education research to support children’s wellbeing.

Frederika Roberts is a former secondary teacher and a positive psychology speaker, trainer and author. She is the founder of Educate to Flourish CIC, author of Recipe for Happiness and For Flourishing’s Sake and co-author of Character Toolkit for Teachers. She tweets @frederika_r .

The teacher’s guide to accompany the above activity (“7 wellbeing activities for 7 days”)

Frederika Roberts is a former secondary teacher and a positive psychology speaker, trainer and author. She is the founder of Educate to Flourish CIC, author of Recipe for Happiness and For Flourishing’s Sake and co-author of Character Toolkit for Teachers. She tweets @frederika_r .

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Thérèse Hoyle is Founder and chief facilitator of Thérèse Hoyle Consultancies She tweets @theresehoyle

Thérèse Hoyle as a passion for creating positive and harmonious school cultures. She is an international educational consultant and executive coach with over 21 years’ experience. She advises schools and teachers on aspects of behaviour management, anti-bullying, social, emotional and mental health needs of children and teens, staff wellbeing, organisational development, coaching and leadership.

Thérèse has worked with teams all over the world, so far reaching over 495 schools and 15,400 individuals. Her books include 101 Playground Games and 101 Wet Playtime Games and Activities and she is a contributing author to How to be a Peaceful School. She is also an adviser for the Wellbeing Award for Schools.

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Our Wellbeing Workouts have been developed to help students not only to cope but to thrive during these really challenging times. The resources can be used off-screen and either at home or in the classroom. Just like daily PE, our wellbeing workouts focus on daily training for the brain and support mental wellbeing through the development of ‘mental muscle memory’, building vital character strengths, such as creativity, resilience and empathy.

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