Pause for Thought: Itís OK to Be Sad
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Suitable for Whole School (Pri)
To consider that it is OK to feel sad sometimes.
Preparation and materials
- You will need to have the means available to play the video below. It is 4.39 minutes long.
Show the video ‘Lucy’s Blue Day’.
Time for reflection
Reassure the children that it is OK to feel sad – everyone does sometimes.
You may wish to use the following prayer.
Thank you that you are always there for us to talk to at any time.
Thank you for family and friends who we can turn to when we are sad.
Please help us to realize that our feelings are part of who we are.
Help us to learn how to deal with the way we feel.
Please help us to be able to laugh and be full of joy.
‘Don’t worry, be happy’ by Bobby McFerrin, covered by George Ezra, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erWPPc7tlQs (5.22 minutes long)
- Sometimes, when we feel sad, it can help to have an activity to get stuck into. There are many ideas for activities available at: https://blog.kidadl.com/articles/free-indoor-activities-for-kids-to-do-in-lockdown