The Faces Game
A game for identifying, naming and sharing emotions.
A game for identifying, naming and sharing emotions.
A calming game that paves the way for tummy breathing.
An activity for thinking about and adjusting our energy levels.
A group exercise for showing and guessing different emotions.
A quick game that promotes cooperation, patience and trust.
An energising game that’s all about working as a team.
Teaching mindful breathing for focus and calm.
A breathing ‘experiment’ that extends tummy breathing.
A fun, energising, memory-based game
A creative writing activity for celebrating the senses.
A calming activity that boosts body awareness.
An energising game of compliment giving and receiving.
A craft activity that will give tamariki a calming keepsake.
An energising brain-based experiment for you and your tamariki!
A practical activity for using our senses.
Make fun, feel-good posters for your classroom.
Help tamariki understand and manage their worries.
Two games that helps students discover their inner pause button.
Our favourite ideas for teaching and encouraging gratitude.
Expressing gratitude and giving back through special surprises.
Helping tamariki discover how music affects their mood.
An old classic that helps tamariki find similarities and get moving.
Boost children’s awareness of the world around them.
A calming activity that boosts students’ awareness of the world around them.
A week of sensory fun and exploration.
Extending the connection between music and emotions.
Celebrating our strengths and being unique.
Fostering a growth mindset and celebrating akoranga (learning).
Sensory kete promote self-regulation and calm.
A tool that promotes emotional and physical calm.
Finding relaxation through absorbing activities.
A relaxing colouring activity to promote relaxation and calm.
Kōrero with a loved-one and create a poster about them.
Celebrating our identity, whānau and where we come from.
Our favourite ideas for boosting kindness at school and beyond.
A fun way to foster gratitude and the joy of giving.
A habits activity to help Year 7 and 8 tamariki build empathy and learn new relationship skills
A trust game without any risk! This activity is designed to help tamariki work together on a shared goal
These simple ‘line up’ activities are great warm ups, promoting communication (sometimes non-verbal) and encouraging tamariki to be aware of others.
Create an interactive classroom rollercoaster, and support tamariki to develop their emotional literacy and regulation
A video-making activity that helps Year 7 and 8 tamariki to learn about managing big emotions, and teach others. Tamariki expertise!
A fun extension to help tamariki overcome inhibitions and learn NZSL for our most common emotions
A fun activity to help tamariki overcome inhibitions and get to know each other better
An activity to help Year 7 and 8 tamariki reflect on the people who are there for them, and the different roles they can play
A simple and imaginative trust game (without too much risk!), this activity helps tamariki work together
This activity helps tamariki learn to manage emotions, by giving them an easy way to visualise how emotions build and dissipate
A funny game for helping tamariki understand and feel good about their strengths
A quiz to help year 7 and 8 students to identify and start thinking about their unique character strengths.
This is a great calm down activity and so simple to play
Activities to help tamariki in years 7 and 8 to practice and develop their strengths
Practice listening, asking questions, having conversations and building empathy.
An acting exercise that helps tamariki learn to manage tricky situations and big emotions
A partner activity promoting teamwork and a bit of active problem solving.
Traditional Māori breathing and mindfulness sequences.
This activity uses colours and NZ Sign Language to help tamariki name emotions. Being able to recognise and name emotions is the biggest step towards successfully regulating them.
A fun and memorable lesson about diversity, acceptance and being our true selves
Demonstrating how our actions impact others more than we think.
Consolidate everything tamariki need to know about being an Upstander to bullying.
Co-Design: A tamariki led approach to creating a culture of kindness.
Co-Design: A whole of school-community approach to creating a culture of kindness.
This is an extension to the activity There for Me, reflecting on friendships, people who are there for us, and who we are (and can be) for them.
Anxiety and worry have gotten a bad reputation, but they're pretty normal emotions. Here's some tips on how to support tamariki who feel worried - a little, or a lot..
Anger is tricky - it can often be another emotion in disguise so sometimes before we jump to 'anger management' some detective work might be useful. Here's some tips on how to support angry-looking tamariki.
Excitement is a wonderful thing, but still hard to 'come down from'. Emotional regulation is important for excitable tamariki too!
This is all about the snappy, out-of-sorts behaviour we see (and do) sometimes. Here's some tips to help tamariki clamber out of this frustrating feeling.
Guilt is something we avoid 'expressing' and can show up in other ways. Here's some tips to support tamariki who may be feeling guilty.
Jealousy feels yucky and can make us do some pretty yucky things. Here's some tips to support tamariki with the yucky jealous feeling!
Sadness doesn’t always look like ‘crying’ and it's good to know some of the signs and be able to support tamariki when they feel sad. Here's some tips on how.
Feeling shy, embarrassed or whakamā are normal emotions and avoiding them isn't a good strategy . It's really helpful to talk about and normalise these feelings for tamariki. Here's some tips on how.