Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Color Out All of the Anger and Sadness
Purpose: To teach children they have the ability to change their feelings and to comfort themselves.
Materials: Crayons and unlined paper.
Procedure: Suggest that children, when they need to, take a red-orange crayon and color out all the anger within them. Ask if they can feel the anger moving through their arms and hands as it leaves their body and becomes color on the page.
Suggest that children, when they need to, take a blue crayon and do the same to color out all the sadness or loneliness within them.
Ask the children what they can do, if they want to, to change their feelings. Ask what color they would color themselves when they choose to get angry when another person is angry. Then ask them what color they would color themselves not to get angry when another person is angry.
Source: Making it Better: Activities for Children living in a Stressful World, Barbara Oehlberg, Redleaf Press, 1996
Posted by Sara at 10:39 AM