WARM Place Wednesday
Activities and Words of Encouragement for Home
Dear WARM Place Family,

We are all thinking about you and your family and hope everyone is staying healthy and safe. We are all here for continued support and want to keep our community connected. For the next few weeks, we are going to be sending emails on Wednesdays with helpful information and a few fun activities to try at home. We know everyone’s current situation looks a little different with work and school efforts from home, as well as some of our families who are still required to report to work. We want to extend our gratitude to all of those who continue to provide necessary services to help our greater communities during this challenging time. We at The WARM Place are committed to providing a supportive space for hope and healing.

WARM Wishes,
Dana Minor, Program Director
Scribble Art: Ages 3-8
Supplies: Paper, crayons, colored pencils, colored pens, or washable markers
Have your child think of a feeling they have been experiencing and choose a color that represents that feeling. Have them scribble on the page. Their scribbles can be as small or as big as they would like. They can scribble slowly or fast depending on how they are feeling. Have them write the feeling on the page or parents can help. They can also create a “feelings creature” by giving their scribbles facial features, adding other illustrations, or settings.
Feelings Scribble: Ages 9-12
Supplies: Paper, crayons, colored pencils, colored pens, or washable markers
Have them use a black pen or black marker to make “scribbly” lines all over the page. They will do this by making lots of fluid lines with loops. They will then choose up to 5 feelings they have been experiencing and choose a color for each feeling. Have them create a key and write down each feeling and color on the page. Have them color in the loops with the different colors to represent how they have been feeling. Have them think about the intensity of each feeling and use those colors the most to represent those feelings.
Name Your Feelings: Ages 13-18
Supplies: Paper, crayons, colored pencils, colored pens, or washable markers
Have them write their name in the middle of the paper in block or bubble letters large enough to write inside each letter, but make sure to leave space available all around their name. Have them write their true feelings they don’t share with others on the inside of the letters and write the feelings they show the world on the outside of their name. They can also write things that are in their control on the inside and things that are out of their control on the outside. They can decorate their paper, be creative with color choices, and add designs as desired.
Feelings To-Do List: Ages 19+
Supplies: Writing utensils, paper, sticky notes, or notepad
Think about overwhelming feelings you have been experiencing, such as stress, sadness, and/or anger. Create a to-do list that includes activities that might help you with these overwhelming feelings. Here are a few examples you might include on your to-do list: watch your favorite movie, talk to or FaceTime a friend, write a letter, draw, cook, DIY projects, try something new, at-home spa day, play family games, etc.
Feelings Scavenger Hunt: The Whole Family
Supplies: Items in your home
Create a list of the types of items you would like your family to find. For example, find something that makes you happy, find something that brings you comfort, find something that is your favorite color, find something that reminds you of your loved one, etc. Once everyone has found their items, come together as a family to share with each other.
Words of Encouragement
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
-Maya Angelou
Resources and Recommended Readings
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