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For SELF-CARE and CARE OF CHILDREN

C
Calm & Connect 
 
What can you do?
  • Breathe and meditate
  • Connect with family, your pet, etc.
  • Take a short nap (time-limited)
  • Do some gardening
  • Visualization / imagery exercises 
  • Listen to favorite music
  • Create a new study playlist
  • Play a board game, dominoes, cards
  • Do a puzzle
 
Examples:
  • At-home spa: edible face mask recipes
  • Indoor picnic
  • Look at photo albums
  • Do a face mask (include face masks recipes) 
  • “I spy with my little eye…”
  • Show gratitude to at least 3 people
 
 
A
Artistic
 
What can you do?
  • Practice/play an instrument
  • Sing! Karaoke!
  • Perfect your whistling skills
  • Dress Up
  • Write a new song
  • Do recycling art 
  • Origami
  • Paint to the beat (music)
  • Sculpt with some clay
  • Make a fort
  • Paper airplane Contest
  • Learn a magic Trick
  • Color a mandala
  • Dance!
  • Write a creative story or play
  • Bake cookies or muffins
 
Examples:
 

R

Read & Write

 
What can you do?
 
  • Read offline books & magazines
  • Write a story, poem or song
  • Write down what you are thankful for, or start a gratitude journal
  • Journaling
  • Write letter to future self
  • Write a reflection about your new “normal” (and save it to read later)
 
Examples:
  • Handwritten thank you notes
  • For older students, draft your college essays
  • Write an article and submit it for publishing
 
E
Exercise and Energize
 
What can you do?
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Jump Rope
  • Potato Sack Race
  • Marco Polo
  • Juggling
  • Stretching
  • Hide and Seek
  • Zumba
 
Examples:
  • Dancing
  • Water Bottle Bowling
  • Sports - create a new one!
  • Take a walk 
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Indoor Obstacle course
  • Do chores! Clean your bedroom / house 
  • Have exercise challenges