Artmaker: Draw It Out!
Digital, open-ended drawing activities to help children with expressing feelings.
Sometimes there are just no words, and that’s where art comes in. Art is also a good way to start sharing our stories. Share these open-ended drawing activities and ask children to tell you about what they’ve drawn. There are different “canvases” to choose from; for each, use these conversation starters:
- Feeling Basket: Draw a feeling in the basket. When have you felt each of those feelings?
- Draw What’s in Your Heart: Tell me about what you’ve drawn. Did something happen that made you feel that way? When have you felt like that before?
- My Life Journal: A canvas to draw, write, and remember special memories.
- Picture This: Draw someone important in your life. Tell me about who you’ve drawn. Would you like to share a story or memory about this person?
- A Face I Know: Draw someone you love, for when feelings are too big for words.
The World Sings to You
A song about listening.
Foster Care Resources
Resource sheet for providers and parents working within the foster system.
Here’s an activity to remind children that they do not lose their memories when they’re separated from those they love—they carry their memories in their hearts.
Talking About It
Suggested answers to children’s most difficult questions about foster care.
The Creature Connection
How the human-animal bond can help heal.
Challenges & Strategies
Reflect on a moment or a period from your childhood when you went through a challenging transition (if you’re with a group, you might share with others).