Just like adults, kids need to exercise, eat good food, socialise, learn, create, dance, laugh, run around like mad things ... And they also need down time. Time to breathe, be in the moment and let their bodies and minds wind down.

We'll be adding some great 'Calm kids' activities to this page over the next few months so if you don't see what you are looking for now, remember to come back and check another day.

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What better way to relax and unwind over the colder months than with some mindful colouring or a word search? Download and print one of our book-themed activity sheets and feel free to share your results with us on Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #candocolouring.

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Hoppy Easter

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Christmas Megan

from The Winter Garden

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Squiggle Bee Meadow

from Squiggle Bee

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Megan and Fairy

from The Winter Garden

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Super Kat

from Can-do Kat

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Football Kat

from Can-do Kat

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Squawk wordsearch

from The Squawks

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Squiggle wordsearch

from Squiggle Bee

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Climbing Crimbles

Make Ms and Mr Crimble climb. This is a fun and easy activity to keep kids happy in the Christmas holidays. Although, this can be an 'any time of year' activity if you just change the climbing character. Watch the video, download the Climbing Crimble sheet below, and have fun!

 

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Climbing Crimbles

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We would love to see your creations so please send photos to can-do-kids@outlook.com or post them on Instagram and Facebook and tag us, along with the hashtag #candochristmas. 

This particular activity is adapted from an Okido activity. The Okido website and magazine are fantastic resources for curious little minds. You can find their website, here.  

Christmas advent gratitude tree

This is a fun way to teach children about gratitude as they count down to Christmas. Make and personalise your tree together and then decorate it with a new ‘thankful’ bauble each day until Christmas.

Teaching children about thankfulness and helping them to establish a regular gratitude practice is a fantastic idea and will enable them to develop positive skills and thought habits to help them as they grow up.

There is a lot of scientific evidence to show the benefits of gratitude on the brain and body. Remembering to be thankful on a regular basis can have a positive impact on our emotional and psychological wellbeing, helping us to manage stress, increase our happiness, and become better equipped to face day-to-day challenges.

DOWNLOAD YOUR CHRISTMAS ADVENT GRATITUDE TREE HERE

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Christmas advent gratitude tree

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We would love to see your gratitude tree creations so please send photos to can-do-kids@outlook.com or post them on Instagram and Facebook and tag us, along with the hashtag #candochristmas.

 

 

This particular activity is inspired by My Happy Mind. My Happy Mind runs wonderful programmes for school-aged children with lots of helpful science-based activities and resources to help parents, teachers and carers create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem, and character.

You can find out more, here.

Tin Can Snowperson

Improve fine motor skills, creativity and hand-eye coordination with this fun Tin Can Person 'create and play' activity.

Watch the video, make your snowperson or two ... or ten. Then invent your game!

You can screw up paper to make 'snowballs' and try to knock off the snowperson's hat or see how many tiddly winks you can get into one can.

Why not see who can get a bouncy ball in from furthest away? Or set up a whole row of snowpeople and see who can hit them with a tennis ball ... or just use it as a pencil pot!

Have fun!

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Tin Can Snowperson

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