Monday, March 8, 2021

🎨"2021 Family Art Therapy Week 10" with Ms. Mandi, BSW🎨


This weeks projects are going to be related to the Positive Action Word of the Week- KINDNESS

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Please check the links on for other art therapy projects and Positive Action videos.

Monday- Project: Thumbprint Art

Today you will need paper, colored pencils, or fine point markers, a little bit of paint and your family members. You will decide if you want to create this project by using your family member’s thumbprints, printing the template I provided and creating a poem, family story or something else creative that you would like to do together while using thumbprints. There are no limits for this project. Have fun with your family members while doing this and make sure to compliment your family members on their creativity, unique ideas and be kind while working together. Encourage each other to try new things to see what works the best. You can turn your thumbprints into little characters and add faces to express your feelings. This can open up an opportunity for your family to talk about how things are going this week: what have the highs and lows been, the exciting moments, times you may have felt overwhelmed, or scare? Remember to listen to each other’s thoughts and be KIND.

Tuesday- Project- I SPY ......

Today we will be creating an I SPY game with our family. You can decide if you would like to use a bottle, zip-lock bag, or a tray for this project (or anything else you can seal closed.) You can decide to use all the same-colored items, or random small items that are different colors. Be KIND and allow each member of the family to participate in adding items for the game. Make a list of the items you include to make sure when you play “I SPY” you can find all the items you hid. You can fill your bottle, bag or tray with rice or beans as filler. You can even use small pebbles or sand too. The picture below appears to have orbeez. Another option is to have each family member create their own “I SPY” and have the other members of the family attempt to find all of the hidden pieces.

Wednesday- Project: Kindness Hearts

Today we will be using empty paper towel tubes, scissors, different colors of paint and paper to create kindness hearts. You will cut your paper towel tube into sections as shown in the picture below (about 6-7 sections). You can use each piece for a different color of paint, so the paints do not get mixed (unless of course you choose to mix the colors). You will then take a section of the tube that you cut and fold a small piece inward to create a heart, then use the pieces like a stamp, dab them into the paint and then place onto the paper to make your creations. Each member of the family will take turns placing hearts onto the paper. When the project is complete, your family can decide where you would like to display your masterpiece in your home.

Thursday- Project: Random Acts of Kindness Jar

Today we will be using a jar (any size will work), slips of paper, something to write with, and your family members to brainstorm ideas. You will be creating a list of “acts of kindness” that you and your family members can do for others or for each other. There is a list below to help with ideas, but you can add whatever you would like. Try to come up with an idea for each day for a few weeks. For example, if you decided you are going to do this activity for 2 weeks, you will need 14 ideas/14 slips of paper. You will write one idea or “act of kindness” on a slip of paper, fold it inward and place them inside the jar. Each morning when your family wakes up, someone will choose one slip of paper from the jar, read it aloud, and then the members of the family will do that “act of kindness” throughout the day.

Friday- Project: Kindness Paper Chain

Today we will be creating a family kindness chain. You will need slips of paper, something to write with, a stapler or tape and your family members. Each family member will need these items. On each slip of paper, you will write how you can do something nice for someone else: open the door for someone, say something kind, help someone carry something heavy, help a neighbor by shoveling their driveway, helping a friend with a difficult assignment, listening to someone when they are having a hard day, etc. Once you have written on each slip of paper, you will then loop them together and use the stapler to fasten them. You will repeat this process until you complete your chain. Your family can choose a place to display your chain. This will help you to remember to be kind others and always do what you can to help others.


Please Access for more links, videos, and art projects.

I hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy the SNOW!! If you have a fun idea, please let me know so that I can incorporate them into another fun activity for your family!

Thank you for your participation, Ms. Mandi

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