We have developed four creative activities for you to do and enjoy at home. Each activity includes step by step instructions, photographs and examples to help you on your way. We hope you find something to interest you and your family. Let us know how you get on.
Aurora Rainbow Poster
Rainbows are a symbol of hope in many cultures and since the lockdown you will have noticed many colourful rainbow creations adorning the neighbourhood.
We hope our Aurora Rainbow poster will brighten up your day and your window as we send our thanks and solidtarity to you.
What you need
Colouring pencils, felts, crayons or paint
What to do
Download and print out the Aurora Rainbow poster.
Colour in the poster or decrorate it in some way. You could add your own message.
Put the rainbow in your window for others to enjoy.
Send us a photograph of you and your poster with your name.
We will share your photographs and messages.
Wishing trees are places to leave your wishes and hopes for the future. Wishes are written down and hung from trees and legend says that tree spirits grant the wishes or the wind carries the wish to heaven.
Whatever you believe this is a great way for you and your family to reflect together, to feel hopeful for the future and grateful for what we have now.
What you need
Paper or card
Ribbon or string
Decoration or colouring pencils/pens
What you do
Write down your wishes on card or paper. You may have a specific wish or you may have just a word or thought - 'love' 'health' 'comfort' 'connections' 'family'. You could make contact with friends and family and write down their wishes too.
Cut around and decorate your wishes. Make a hole in the card with the holepunch and thread a ribbon or piece of string through.
Hang the wishes to a tree in the garden or create a tree inside with twigs.
You could download and print out our wishing tree heart or star template.
Below are a list of useful links;
Aurora Wellbeing Centres
Registered Charity 1166462
Tel: 03000 111 202