Creative Wellbeing School Programme: Resources

Creative Wellbeing School Programme: Resources

Raising children's mental health awareness, enhancing literacy and oracy skills, and encouraging confidence.

On this page, you will find all resources related to Discover’s Creative Wellbeing programme. You can find a brief introduction to the project here.

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A Map of Me

A storytelling performance created by illustrator Merlin Evans and Discover Story Builders Marian Hoddy and Niall Moorjani.

Watch storytelling performance | Back to session list


Exhibition at Discover

Take a look at your shadow puppets on display in our Storytelling Space. Available for all visitors to Discover to enjoy until 28 November.

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Session 1

Year Group: Year 2 – Year 3

Watch Discover’s storytelling performance A Map of Me and design your own creature.

Watch storytelling performance | Download activity sheet | Back to session list


Session 2

Year Group: Year 2 – Year 3

Make your own air-dried clay figurine.

Watch plasticine demo | Watch clay demo | Download activity sheet | Back to session list


Session 3

Year Group: Year 4 – Year 5

Watch Discover’s storytelling performance A Map of Me, create your own map of feelings and design your own creature based on Year 2 and 3’s creations.

Watch storytelling performance | Download activity sheet | Back to session list


Session 4

Year Group: Year 4 – Year 5

Explore Discover’s Story Build method, imagine and write down your creature’s story.

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Session 5

Turn your creature into a shadow puppet. Articulate the puppet to make your creature and their emotions come to life.

Take a look at the example below of a crocodile shadow puppet made from black paper and split pins.

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Teacher CPD

Five creative activities to explore with your class.

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Bonus Activities

Themed reading recommendations and crafts for KS1 and KS2. Back to session list

Reading List: KS1

The Worrying Worries – Rachel Rooney
My Monster and Me – Nadiya Hussain
Happy: A Children’s Book of Mindfulness – Nicola Edwards
The Day You Begin – Jacqueline Woodson
Blue – Britta Teckentrup

Reading List: KS2

If All the World Were… – Joseph Coelho
One Girl – Andrea Beaty
The Sad Ghost Club – Lize Meddings
The Worries: Sohal Finds a Friend – Jion Sheibani
Charlie Changes into a Chicken – Sam Copeland

KS1: Worry Creatures

Inspired by traditional Guatemalan worry dolls, create a friendly creature to share your feelings with.

Download worksheet here

KS2: Mindful Self Portrait

Explore how you feel today and what makes you unique through creative prompts and mindful drawing.

Download worksheet here

Generously supported by

Man Group plc Charitable Trust

Man Group plc Charitable Trust