Monday, May 17, 2021

🎨"2021 Family Art Therapy Week 20" GOLDEN RULE, Values/REGALA de ORO, Valores with Ms. Mandi, BSW🎨


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

*Treating others as you want to be treated*

Your projects can be uploaded and emailed to me at: OR

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


Materials: Today you will need an aluminum can, tape (any color), scissors, paint if you would like to paint designs, paint brushes, ribbon, and bird seed. Your family members should each create a feeder to hang in your yard as a source of food for wildlife. Squirrels also like to eat seed.

Each member of your family will need a can to make this project. (Safety Note: have an adult cut the can as shown and tape around the sharp edge so no one gets cut), then you will either use decorative tape (washi tape) or you can also paint the can to create a design. Then, you will tie a ribbon through the center (as shown) so you can hang your bird feeder. Lastly, you will fill the can 1⁄2 way.

(You can also use a paper towel roll or a toilet paper roll, however, when it rains, they become wet and can tear.)

Remember: Respect for others also applies to animals. We treat people, animals and things with respect to follow the GOLDEN RULE. How does feeding wildlife show respect?

Materials: You can choose to use the template provided to write a letter, draw a picture, or

you can choose one of the other options: template, pencil, crayons, paints, brushes, etc. Please feel free to create your own project with your family if you would like.

Once your family has chosen and completed a special project, please bring it to your school. Give them to the counselor or social worker and I will collect them to make sure the Veterans of our community and neighboring areas receive them. This is a wonderful way to show your support for the ones that protect and serve our country.

How does it make you/your family feel when someone treats you with respect? How does it make you feel when someone does something special for you? Have a conversation with your family about this.

Wednesday- POSTER: WHAT DOES THE GOLDEN RULE MEAN TO YOU? Materials: Posterboard, construction paper, markers, crayons, pencil, eraser, paints or

(whatever your family may want to use to create your poster).

With your family, you will be creating a poster to show what the GOLDEN RULE means to your family. There are a few ideas attached below but please feel free to use your imagination with this project.

You will brainstorm with your family to think of a theme for this poster. What would you like to include and why? Your poster should show the people and things that you treat with respect, the things that are important to you and even symbols to represent respect and kindness to your family.

Materials: Today is a free art day, which means you can create anything that you would

like, as long as, its made for someone special to you.

Think about the person in your life that means the most to you. Then, think of things that make them happy: colors, signs, flowers, animals, shapes, texture etc. You and your family are going to work on this project together. You will think of one person that has impacted your lives, make a project for them and then give it to them. After you have gifted your project to your special person, talk with your family about the reaction the person had and why you think you got that reaction. Was the person happy, did the person cry, did they thank you? How do nice deeds make others feel? How do you feel when someone makes you something special?

This can be a painting, drawing, rock art, poem, story with pictures, water coloring, or something you create out of items like a collage.


The Golden Rule is very important because when we treat each other with kindness, respect and care it creates a positive atmosphere which promotes serotonin to be released in the brain, which improves your mental health.

As we have learned through Positive Actions, the term the GOLDEN RULEwraps many of our terms into one: KINDNESS, CARING, HUMILITY, RESPECT and many more. The Golden Rule is a broad term for how we should treat others all the time. Try to remember that we all have feelings that should be cared for.

Materials: Paper of different colors, scissors, glue, a marker and your family members. If you do not have these materials, there is a template you can print and color for this activity.

Each member will need these materials or the template to create their own flower. You will decide how many petals you would like to cut out. You will brainstorm: first your center will need a title which will be something related to the Golden Rule: Kindness, Caring, Respect etc. The petals are going to be things/ways, that you show that action to others: holding the door for someone, taking out the trash, saying nice things, complimenting someone, etc.

When you have completed your flower, you can choose someone you care about to give your project to. This will show them that you care. 😊


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

I hope you have a great weekend!! 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 Knepper, MSW-intern

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