Resilience-building activities

Here are some games and activities have been designed to build children’s resilience by helping them to talk about feelings and cope with difficult situations.

The activities are aimed at children aged from five to nine. You can adapt them for younger or older children.

If your child is taking part in Zippy’s Friends or Apple’s Friends these activities will support what they are learning. But children don’t have to be taking part in the programmes to do the activities.


Click here for games and activities about:


Feelings - how to identify and deal with different feelings.

Communication - getting better at expressing how you feel and asking for help

Friendship - how to make and keep friends and dealing with rejection

Dealing with Anger - calming down and coping with anger

Change and Loss - how to cope better with difficult changes

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