Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Put together a list of music to share your thoughts, feelings, and associations.
What you’ll need: A way to play music - such as a phone or computer, paper, and something to draw or write with
What’s it for?
This activity helps us to share our feelings and ideas using music that we value.
Notice how you’re feeling right now. Close your eyes and notice what’s going on inside your mind and body.
How are you feeling?
What are you thinking?
How does your body feel?
Make a list of songs or music that are very meaningful for you. This could include your favourite songs from a movie, songs you associate with a friend or family member, a song from your favourite holiday or celebration, or even include a song you made up yourself!
If you are able to, save the list of songs as an album. This could be a Youtube or iTunes playlist, or a physical CD if your computer can burn one. You could ask an adult to help you if you don’t know how to do this.
Listen to the songs in your chosen order. Do all the songs fit together how you would like them to?
Extra Activity: Even if you don’t have a physical CD for your playlist, you could design an album cover for your mix of music. What colours and images would you want to include?
When you’ve finished creating your playlist, ask yourself the following questions:
How do you feel when you listen to each of these songs?
Who do you think of when you listen to some of this music?
What title could you give the album?
What are your favourite words in the songs you chose?
Could you make up a dance to go with any of the music?
What would someone learn about you if they listened to your playlist?
Take a moment to notice how you are feeling at the end of this activity. Did you discover anything surprising? What can you take away to make you feel better about yourself from this activity?
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Created by Heather Dingle © March 2020
Creative Art Used: Music
Psychological Area Explored: Resilience, Emotional Wellbeing, Self-Exploration
These activities could be done by children of all ages, but some may need the support of their parent or carer to read the instructions or complete the activity safely.
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