Kids Activity – “What’s Your Mood?”

Kids Activity – “What’s Your Mood?”

Colour your mandala to match your mood.

Colour your Octopus mood mandala to suit your mood. Imagine what it feels like to make each part of your body change colour and pattern to suit your vibes.

 

Kids Activity – What’s Your Mood?

Imagine if you could change the colour of your skin to match your mood, communicate in a language of light, and camouflage yourself into the chair you are sitting in when you want to become totally invisible?

Well, that exactly what an Octopus can do!.

From invisibility cloaks to complex problem-solving abilities, glowing colour-changing skin, shape-shifting bodies and smoky doppelgängers; the octopus, with their agile intelligence, alien bodies, and visual communication systems are spectacularly peculiar and brilliantly adapted to their liquid world.

Octopuses have feelings

From invisibility cloaks to complex problem-solving abilities, glowing colour-changing skin, shape-shifting bodies and smoky doppelgängers; the octopus, with their agile intelligence, alien bodies, and visual communication systems are spectacularly peculiar and brilliantly adapted to their liquid world.

Boneless, multi-talented, hypersensitive and smarter than a domesticated dog, the octopus is the closest we have come to alien intelligence. Octopuses can feel and think through their whole body, they have complex neurological systems, nine brains and the ability to edit their genetics.

Sensitive, inquisitive, shy and playful the Octopus-like it’s cephalopod relatives can change the colour, texture and pattern of its skin to camouflage and to express feelings. When an Octopus is white it is relaxed, red means stressed and blue and other marine colours are in play with their environment.

What colour are you?

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It is not intended to replace medical advice. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention.

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Big Feelings – Understanding Emotions

Big Feelings – Understanding Emotions

There is a fun activity attached to do with your friends and family.
Print out the pdf sheet and with a marker or pen match the emotions to the faces.

* there is a cheat sheet at the end of the post if you get stuck

 

Big Feelings – Understanding Emotions

Emotions can be soft and fluffy, tingly and electric, heavy and gloomy, hot and sharp.

Emotions are felt in the body as energy, and we describe them as feelings. When we feel nervous, our body might be shaky, we might feel cold and sweaty and our words don’t come out easily. When we feel angry, our fists can get tight, our face gets hot and red and our nostrils might flare out when we breathe.

If we feel sad, we sometimes feel heavy and slow, tears might come out from our eyes and our heart might feel uncomfortable inside of our chest. Feelings are important to know and understand. According to experts around the. the world there are 35,000 different types of emotions.

If you know what your emotions are, how they feel and how best to describe them, you are more likely to control them. It is totally fine to have all sorts of feelings and emotions, but sometimes our feelings can take us over, hang around too long and make us feel lonely and uncomfortable when we would rather be out having fun with our friends.

Having emotions is part of everyday life, and sharing how you are feeling with others is important to your wellbeing. Learning to name your emotions, will help you understand them and realise they are similar to the weather, sometimes sunny and fun, sometimes cold and rainy and other times windy and fizzy. But just like the weather, they change.

 

This article is as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.
It is not intended to replace medical advice. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention.

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Mindfulness Brain Break – Kids and Families

Mindfulness Brain Break – Kids and Families

Mindfulness For Kids – 5 Minute Brain Break 

If you are struggling to stay focused for a long time, are starting to feel irritable and frustrated and you need a bit of boost to keep the good vibes flowing, then this activity is for you. It is a quick five-minute mindfulness activity that will boost your brainpower, enhance your creativity and keep you feeling calm and centred throughout the day.

Mindfulness is a word that describes many different skills and activities that improve our cognitive, spiritual and emotional experience. Mindfulness is in itself the experience we have through an activity like deep breathing, relaxation meditations and yoga. This activity is designed to stimulate the brain and bring energy and vitality back into the body as well as improving concentration and internal visualisation.

Hot Tips for Your Mindfulness Practice

  • I would recommend learning this activity first and practising it a few times in a row until you get it.
  • Practising a few times each day boosts the effects of this simple technique.
  • Mindfulness is cumulative – which means the more often you practice the more noticeable the effects

This article is as a general guide to better health and wellbeing. It is not intended to replace medical advice. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention.
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Sound/Mind – A sound healing activity

Sound/Mind – A sound healing activity

Sound/Mind

Sound meditation is a beautiful tool to use when you need to unwind and relax.

Certain sounds arranged in just the right way have the potential to aid in deepening your meditations and increase your ability to focus and relax.

Sound and music is a healing modality that exists throughout all of human history. Instruments like the Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo used for body healing and Tibetan singing bowls used in heightening meditation are some of the most recognisable tools used for sonic resonance.

The sounds included in this  meditation were carefully selected for their frequency and tone. Singing bowls from Tibet and deep soothing sound bowls are frequent in the track as well as a resonant tone of 111 hertz which is said to help develop better concentration and mental awareness.

This article is as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.
It is not intended to replace medical advice. If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health, we strongly advise you to seek medical attention.
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A Month of Moods – Activity Chart

A Month of Moods – Activity Chart

A Month of Moods – Activity Chart

A mood chart is a fun and exciting way to track your feelings throughout the month and learn more about your self.

The featured image shows an example as to how you can use coloured markers and pencils to fill in the snapshot of each day with the colour or colours that match the mood.

Follow the link below and find your printable mood chart. If you find there are more moods which define your day – go ahead and add in extra colours to the mood key featured on your print – out.

This article is used as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.

It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

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We, however, do not necessarily hold responsibility for their accuracy.

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Kids Activity – Mindfulness and Positive Thinking

Kids Activity – Mindfulness and Positive Thinking

Kids Activity – Brain Training for Positivity

Our minds play an active role in our actions and it is actions that create habits- if we are on autopilot we may not even realise that our behaviour and our thoughts could be affecting our lives in a negative way.

To help us to train our minds not to play a negative loop in the background of our day we can take time out to make a list of all the positive things in our lives. 

Or create a vision board with positive affirmations cutting and pasting pictures and words that inspire positive thinking and mindful living.

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Affirmations are like prayers; we say them to ourselves in order to feel positive, change our mental attitudes, and get smarter.

Below are some examples of affirmations that express ideas in self-love, gratitude and positive thinking. Cut out the designs and stick them into your mindfulness diary or use them as inspiration for your own designs.

This article is used as a general guide to better health and wellbeing.

It is not intended to replace medical advice.

If you are suffering from anxiety, depression or poor health we strongly advise you seek medical attention.

The views and opinions in the supplied source material, including videos are independent of Horatio’s Jar or the platform that this content is provided on.

We provide resources that are selected on their relevance and authenticity.

We, however, do not necessarily hold responsibility for their accuracy.

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