Creative Coping Skills for Children: Emotional Support Through Arts and Crafts Activities

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Published UK, 2009
This resource comprises a collection of fun, flexible activities and make-it-yourself worksheets for parents and practitioners to help a child in need of extra emotional support find the coping skills that fit them best. Each activity lists the materials required and includes clear directions for how to do it. Projects include making wish fairies, dream catchers, and mandalas; managing unstructured time with activities such as creating comics, dioramas and tongue twisters; and simple ideas for instant soothing, such as taking deep breaths, blowing bubbles, making silly faces, and playing music. The book also includes specific interventions for anxious or grieving children such as making worry dolls and memory shrines. This book is full of creative project ideas for children aged 3-12 years.

Bonnie Thomas is a school-based clinician, providing individual and family therapy to children aged 3-10 years.
Large-format paperback. 190 pages