‘No amount of money or success can take the place
or time spent with your family.’
These pages aim to bring fun and meaningful conversation to the kitchen table. In my career as teacher and art therapist, I realised that non-competitive games/activities were missing in families and drawing from a variety of sources (art exercises, art therapy, drama therapy, relaxation and mindfulness etc) I created these activities, made the art work, arranged figures and took photographs for these to illustrate the process.
Design of Templates: Anina Gonzalez de Gortari
These activities can take place any time of the day, with as many family members as possible; at least one adult should take part as well.
• Each activity can last from 10 minutes to one hour.
• Is suitable from one year up.
• Each colour represents a different topic .
• Methods vary from creative scribbling ideas, building objects to social interactions.
Family fun – this is obviously directed to bring fun to the table
Family Fusion – these activities guide the family towards positive, respectful communication, building self esteem and confidence.
Let’s talk about feelings – these ventures introduce even young children to feelings in an educational and lively way and give different opportunities to explore.
Chillax – many diverse ideas how you can use even 10 minutes to relax together.
Activities are also suitable for art therapists, social worker and teachers and other professionals.
Gabi Beuchert(Lecturer - MTU Crawford - Art Therapy)
Title:For Edie • Medium:Photographs of art work and figures and Text Creation of Activities: Gabi Beuchert Graphic Design of Templates: Anina Gonzalez de Gortari • Dimensions: PDF