Flying Start @ Redruth Celebrate World Mental Health Day!
To mark World Mental Health Day, the whole nursery at Flying Start @ Redruth have been exploring emotions, and doing happiness activities!
The toddlers and babies have been exploring feelings and emotions… they did an emotions themed wake-up shake-up where they danced to happy, sad, and angry music! The toddlers especially enjoyed pulling angry faces and stomping to the music!
Then they did a drawing activity with mirrors and blank people so that the children could draw the emotions… And finally, they had a mindfulness session before snacktime, where the children focused on their breathing and made calming sounds to help them relax…
Meanwhile in the pre-sch ool, they created a happiness tree in the corridor for their parents, families and staff to contribute a handprint to for what they are grateful for or something that makes them happy!
The pre-school children also had a lovely relaxing afternoon with lots of group yoga sessions and mindfulness sessions!
They created ‘happy boxes’ for their parents with a little rhyme attached that read
“This is a little box of love, that’s sent to you from me. It doesn’t need unwrapping there is nothing for you to see. It’s full of love and special thoughts for when you’re feeling blue. You only have to hold this box and know that I love you”
What a lovely range of activities to mark World Mental Health Day!