General resources

Mindful flip flop

July 26, 2019
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Mindful flip flop This can be folded to make a little booklet that shows the calm face. When opened there are four sections of mindful colouring along with some calming words. Download: Flip Flop Calm For more resources you will LOVE!

Learning a new skill

July 25, 2019
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Learning a new skill This resource was made in response to an email from two ELSAs. They loved the ‘The Learning Hierarchy’ by Haring and Eaton (1978) and wanted this in child speak along with images. I love a challenge so I have come up with this. Hope it is useful for children to understand […]

Multicultural Emotions Display Borders

July 21, 2019
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Multicultural Emotions Display Borders A request this morning resulted in this border set. Hope you like it! It is set up for A3 Printing so will work best on that. I have divided the pages into 3 so it should just be a case of guillotining down the faint white lines. If you use this […]

Mandala Wishes

July 16, 2019
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Mandala Wishes Another idea for using the Mandalas that I have hand drawn. This is Mandala Wishes. The child draws their picture in the centre and then writes a wish or a dream in each of the petals. They can then colour in the mandala. There are 2 different coloured backgrounds and a black and […]

Bingo activity for transition or warm up

July 11, 2019
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Bingo activity for transition or warm up I thought you might appreciate some activities on the lead up to the big holiday. This is an #elsafreefriday resource Give each child a sheet and just let them get on with it. Any early finishers can start colouring in the background. We love a bit of mindfulness […]

Memories of my school

July 4, 2019
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Memories of my school This week #elsafreefriday brings you a template for making a school house. The ‘Memories of your school’ resource can be printed on A3 or A4 depending how big you want it to be. It comes with some little cards for collecting messages and autographs. The school house can be used for […]

Summer Happiness Challenge 2019

June 30, 2019
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Summer Happiness Challenge 2019 Each year for the past 4 years I have done a Summer Challenge where children can take these away at the end of term and fill them in over the summer holidays. If they bring them back in September they can receive a certificate and bookmark.  After a lovely ELSA contacted […]

Three Houses Tool

June 27, 2019
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Three Houses Tool The ‘Three Houses’ technique was created by Nicki Weld and Maggie Greening in New Zealand. It is a simple and effective way of discussing strengths, risks and hopes. Although it is used by social workers as a child protection tool it is also very effective for communicating with the child in an ELSA setting.  […]

Jealousy Worksheet and thermometer

June 21, 2019
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Jealousy Worksheet and thermometer Someone was having a problem with a child in one of our ELSA Groups on Facebook, who was very jealous over the attention a puppy was getting in the family. There are often problems like this where children feel jealous of a new sibling or that a sibling is getting more […]

Transition Certificate

June 20, 2019
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Transition certificate There are two certificates, one in PDF format where you simply stick a photo of the child into the ‘0’ of 2019 and a PowerPoint version that is editable. You must open in PowerPoint to enable you to edit. It probably won’t work properly on an IPAD or Mac using Keynote. These are […]