Wellbeing 5s

Wellbeing Fives

Energise, refocus and develop wellbeing in your students. Wellbeing Fives are five-minute activities to use in your classroom, homeroom or assembly structures.

This will provide you with:

  • Whole-class and individual activities
  • Activities to get your students thinking and moving
  • Ideas for energising and refocusing, building relationships, improving communication, developing problem-solving skills and enhancing wellbeing in our students.
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Building relationships and connections

Carousel connections

Having conversations can help students feel connected to each other.

7-12

5 minutes

Catch and connect

By actively learning each other’s names, students can help each other feel valued and respected. This helps them build connections and relationships.

7-12

5 minutes

Five things in common

Teamwork and group discussions can help students feel connected in the classroom and promote the skills required to work together, as well as creativity and empathy.

7-12

5 minutes

Hot potato

By sharing thoughts and experiences with each other, students can form a sense of belonging within the classroom. This can strengthen connections and relationships between students.

7-12

5 minutes

Human alphabet

Feeling part of a group can enhance connectedness. By requiring students to work together, they can feel part of the group while developing social skills.

7-12

5 minutes

The square

By facing a problem together, students must negotiate and communicate to be successful.

7-12

5 minutes

Three good things

Encourage students to share good things that have happened in their life with other students which can help build relationships and connections.

7-12

5 minutes

Two truths and a lie

Providing opportunities for students to share unique things about themselves can enhance their sense of belonging.

7-12

5 minutes

Study stress and meditations

‘Being awesome at self-care’ exercise

Learning to look after yourself has been shown to build self-confidence and provide positive feelings.

7-12

5 minutes

‘Ways to chill for cheap’ exercise

Self-care doesn’t have to be expensive. This activity provides students with an opportunity to discuss different low-cost ways to chill out.

7-12

5 minutes

'How are you going?' quiz

This quiz will help your students check in with themselves.

7-12

5 minutes

'My flatmate ate my leftover pizza' meditation

This guided meditation is designed to help students who are feeling frustrated about something to relax before they react.

7-12

5 minutes

Releasing the tension

This exercise uses progressive muscle relaxation to help student notice, release and manage muscle tension and feel less stressed.

7-12

5 minutes

My wifi is a piece of crap meditation

This fun meditation can help your students manage frustrations related to everyday problems.

7-12

5 minutes

‘I woke up early on the weekend’ meditation

This meditation uses the focused meditation technique to develop kindness and acceptance in a frustrating situation.

7-12

5 minutes