Wellbeing Fives

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

Connecting with your classmates

Students will learn quick ways to build connections with their classmates.

7-10

5 minutes

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

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

Top 10 Rules

Help students build on their understanding of what's essential to respectful relationships.

7-10

5 minutes

What's in a name?

Feeling part of a group and knowing the names of others in the group can enhance connectedness. This activity is fun and requires students to listen carefully to each other, helping them to feel part of the group.

7-10

5 minutes

Study stress and meditations

Check-in line

Sometimes students can’t explain how they are feeling. Using a continuum removes the pressure and lets students demonstrate visually how they are coping.

7-12

5 minutes

Easy stretching

Stretching is a simple stress-release activity. Stretching increases the blood flow to muscles, which helps release tension. Students can stretch sitting at their desks or while moving around.

7-12

5 minutes

I can...

Students need to feel empowered not only to help others, but also to help themselves. This activity gives students the opportunity to role play difficult conversations they may have with friends.

7-12

5 minutes

Mind dump

When we feel overwhelmed, it’s easy to dwell on what we don’t know, instead of celebrating what we do know.

7-12

5 minutes

Physical life

Exercise is important; it not only gives students a break, but also releases endorphins.

7-12

5 minutes

‘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

Setting goals

Goal setting is a great way to focus and motivate. By setting clear and achievable goals, young people can remember the what and the why.

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